Tag: abuse

Healing from abuse

The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and… Continue Reading “Healing from abuse”

How to detect whether you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship.

When a relationship starts off with subtle signs of possessiveness or teasing that undermines the partner, this may then escalate to full blown domestic violence. When one partner is trying to control the other partner in ways that are sometimes confusing and feel uncomfortable,… Continue Reading “How to detect whether you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship.”

How does codependency start?

Hello to all of you 🙂 I hope you are all well or at least trying to be. Thank you to those of you who have recently followed my blog and youtube channel.I am very grateful. Tomorrow I have the morning off my German… Continue Reading “How does codependency start?”

Happy Monday!

Dear readers, This post today is only a quick one. I thought I would share this week’s Youtube video which will also be shared on my Child Within blog, so it reaches more people. It is a Q & A  video on narcissism and… Continue Reading “Happy Monday!”

New video- Rules children follow in a dysfunctional (narcissistic) home

Just a quick post with my newest video. I hope it helps those of you who need validation. Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you… Continue Reading “New video- Rules children follow in a dysfunctional (narcissistic) home”

Recovery is not a destination

I wanted to write a quick post on the topic of recovery. I have embraced and accepted my own journey of recovery but not without many difficult years of wanting to see big changes, too soon.. I know there are a lot of you… Continue Reading “Recovery is not a destination”

Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!

Intolerance to vulnerability is everywhere. Dysfunctional homes have this at their core.Children don’t feel safe to express emotions of sadness or pain..Children are taught that it is not ok to have sad or angry emotions..that they will be a burden if they dare to… Continue Reading “Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!”

Grief

Although grief is a huge part of life, it is something that none of us want to experience. We can grieve over the loss of a loved one or beloved pet. We can grieve over the loss of a job or home. We can… Continue Reading “Grief”

Trauma bonding

Trauma bonding is the reason people choose abusive partners time and time again. Trauma bonding is also known as Stockholm syndrome, something that is mentioned a lot when someone has been abducted. Trauma bonding is something that starts in a person’s childhood, if they… Continue Reading “Trauma bonding”

Courage

Today’s post will be short and sweet as unfortunately my internet is playing up and keeps having long disconnection periods. I have barely been able to post anything today due to this, so my apologies if this blog post is a little short. I… Continue Reading “Courage”