How falling in love with a narcissist has changed me forever.

Frighteningly real.

Source: How falling in love with a narcissist has changed me forever.

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The Changes Psychopaths Can Make

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Stop Analyzing the Psychopath in Your Life

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What You Should Know About Waist Training

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health


The Kardashians are “obsessed.” Jessica Alba claims it helped her return to her pre-baby body. But what exactly is “waist training,” and does it work? More importantly, is it safe? We talked with health and fitness experts to get the skinny on Hollywood’s latest must-have accessory: a modern-day corset.

The backstory

Famous sisters Kim and Khloe have fueled plenty of interest in this trend, by posting Instagram photos of themselves in recent months wearing waist-training devices—essentially, bands of material that wrap tightly around the waist and lower rib cage to provide an instantly slimming, hourglass look.

Other models and celebs have touted the benefits of waist trainers, while actresses Brooke Burke-Charvet and Jessica Alba have credited similar products with helping them get…

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Peering inside a batterer’s mind — and his victim’s soul

Parental Alienation's Dirty Secrets , Akin to Domestic Violence 40 yrs ago

Understanding scope of intimate partner violence

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN U.S.

Victims of severe physical violence:
1 in 4 women
1 in 7 men

Raped in the course of a lifetime:  (Dona’s opinion, via counseling)  These stats are low, especially for men(they don’t tell often)
1 in 5 women
1 in 59 men

Stalked during a lifetime:
1 in 6 women
1 in 19 men

Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

“I wanted him to come back to me as I remembered him. I lived for those moments when he would show up.”

Isabelle, survivor of domestic abuse

Me too Isabelle, me too~

Do you need help?

Learn more about…
Men Stopping Violence

Other resources for those in abusive relationships:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence

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20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma

Discussing Dissociation

Unresolved Trauma

Many people enter the therapy process with minimal awareness of their trauma history.  When the trauma survivors are dissociative, they have the ability to block out an awareness of their trauma.  They may know that their family had problems, or that their family was dysfunctional, etc, but they may believe they were never abused.

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However, blocking out conscious awareness of trauma does not mean that the survivors have no effects of that trauma.  Using denial and dissociative skills does not mean that the abuse did not happen.  Denial means that the person simply is refusing to acknowledge or accept the fact that they were traumatized.  They are pretending they were not hurt, when they were actually hurt very badly.

Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that…

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Consent: Not actually that complicated

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A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated?

Consent.

It’s been much discussed recently; what with college campuses bringing in Affirmative Consent rules, and with the film of the book that managed to make lack of consent look sexy raking it in at the box office. You may not know this, but in the UK we more or less have something similar to ‘affirmative consent’ already. It’s how Ched Evans was convicted while his co-defendant was not – and is along the lines of whether the defendant had a reasonable belief that the alleged victim consented. From the court documents it appears that while the jury felt that it was reasonable to believe that the victim had consented to intercourse with the co-defendant, it…

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