Some days it feels as if my crazy ass Mother is in charge of the U.S. government.
I found this old handout from my days as a treatment provider in San
Francisco’s mental health system.
It was written for survivors of domestic violence.
Few situations are more crazy making and chaotic than life with a
psychologically abusive parent or spouse.
Here are 14 points to consider as you work to free your mind from the
narcissistic cycle of Abuse.
There is the difference between humility and
We reject and expose gaslighting.
We call a lie a lie.
Healthy people do not tell other people what they want.
Anger is normal when trust is betrayed.
We have the right to say no.
We have the right to our own opinions.
We have the right to honest relationships.
We let abusive people suffer the consequences of their
actions without guilt.
We expect friends and family members who hurt us
to know how to apologize.
No one will tell us what to think.
We do not take the blame for things we did not do.
When people violate our bodies and minds we hold
Accepting what we cannot change means changing
what we can.
The self-loathing projections of the abuser do not define us.
A friend who can’t feel shame and admit to being wrong is not
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