No, what we need are not more registries. We need something much more comprehensive than that, something that will take more work than that, and something that focuses so much more on the children being abused and how to help them than on anything else, especially things that make us feel safer without providing much benefit at all.
Narcissism isn’t something we usually associate with survivors of child abuse, however I was thinking of that exact thing recently. Let’s see if I can explain this. Last week, I got to spend the week in Australia for work. Traveling … Continued
It’s something I’ve advocated for over the years but today I came across a quote on Cecil Murphey’s blog that sums it up perfectly: Looking back, I now know she chose me even before she talked to me. I’m sure … Continued
It’s funny, yesterday I noticed that a post I wrote about why we should continue to talk about child abuse, because survivors need to know that they are not alone, and that there are plenty of other abuse victims who … Continued
As a survivor, the question of how to appropriately mark Mother’s and Father’s day is always a bit tricky. We tend to see all the folks who have good, warm, relationships with their parents marking those days on social media, … Continued
I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve seen four different articles in the last week that all point to something that has always bothered me about all the talk of sexual assault victims and people dealing with mental … Continued
I was having a conversation a few weeks ago about the way our minds work. In a nutshell, it’s been shown, time and time again, that the human brain is hardwired to find patterns, even when they aren’t there. Basically, … Continued
I recently saw a link to an article that was posted back a few months ago on the Good Therapy website:Why Hiding Who We Are Hurts Us While the article is about relationships, and marriage counseling in particular, part of … Continued