Tag: dating

It’s Okay to Be Single, Survivor

Maybe you need to hear it’s okay to be single. The conditioning that forced us into codependency makes us think differently, at least at first. And the emotional neglect, the deficit in love and respect we carry after abuse, makes us needy. We want… Continue Reading “It’s Okay to Be Single, Survivor”

Single Survivor, I See You

A note for Valentine’s Day Whether you’re newly solo, or it’s already been a long journey on your own. Whether you still hurt more than you’ve healed, or if the healing finally makes it hurt less. Whether you’ve sworn off romantic relationships, or look… Continue Reading “Single Survivor, I See You”

Mentality: Abuser vs. Survivor

(If life after abuse were actually a competition) My abuser thinks he’s the responsible one, but I’m the one who’s done the genuine, invested parenting of our two kids. My abuser believes he’s the selfless one, but I’m the one who has sacrificed everything:… Continue Reading “Mentality: Abuser vs. Survivor”