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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…