Tag Archives: victimization

7 Ways a Person Can Be Abused

by on October 12, 2017

A bruise is not a requirement for proof of abusive behavior. There are many other ways a person can be abused. Abuse can be manipulation, exploitation, maltreatment, neglect, violence, cruelty, harm, hurt, ill-treatment, and exploitive. The seven ways it is manifested are physical, mental, verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and spiritual. The following list is not… (more…)

Ten Tips for Victims of Sociopathic Behavior

by on October 12, 2017

It is apparent that something is out of sorts. At first, the person who was extremely charming, almost too good to be real has now become intimidating, demanding, and even threatening. The pathological lying over trivial matters, even when caught, can no longer be ignored. They are unreliable, unrelenting, irresponsible, disruptive, outrageous, traumatizing, insincere, unrepentant,… (more…)

Strategies for Combatting Verbal Abuse

by on October 12, 2017

The 1800’s nursery rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is not true for most people. Some people do have the natural ability to emotionally disconnect when being insulted. (They usually struggle with being emotionally engaged in pleasant circumstances as well.) For everyone else, words have meaning and… (more…)

How Predators Use Social Media to Groom Victims

by on October 12, 2017

Potential harm from a seemingly innocent social media connect is just a few step away. Here are the steps predators use to groom victims. Silent Stalk – Social media is the perfect environment for predators to sift through potential targets. The more difficult prey place security restrictions on who can view their posts, are careful… (more…)

8 Mental Abuse Tactics Narcissists Use at Work

by on July 6, 2017

The second Stacey walked into the office, she could feel the tension. Usually, it took hours for the tension to mount but this morning, something was already amiss. As she turned on the lights for the floor, she checked the other offices for signs of life, and finding none, she retreated to her desk. Out… (more…)

The Repeated Abuse of Sexual Assault Victims

by on June 23, 2017

The mistrial of the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby has reignited old stereotypes about rape and abuse. Some new acquaintances of mine, who were unaware of my vocation, commented their satisfaction of the outcome siting several reasons. Rather than argue my position, I chose to listen to a barrage of ignorance and blame casing…. (more…)

How to Come Out of the Abuse Fog

by on December 22, 2016

It finally hit. After years of wondering what was wrong, who was crazy, and how did this happen, the reality of behavior as abusive hits like a ton of bricks. The insight is simultaneously overwhelming, shocking, frustrating, disgusting, and demeaning. But there it is: the answer that was longed for was never fully considered until… (more…)

Why Old Abuse Still Resurfaces

by on September 22, 2016

One of the many ways a person learns to cope with intense trauma or abuse is to dissociate or detach from their immediate surroundings. For some, this is a natural reaction born out of a survivor instinct. For others, it requires effort and practice to shut down feelings, intentionally ignore surroundings, and completely disengage. In… (more…)

How to Set Adult Boundaries with Narcissistic Parents

by on July 26, 2016

When adults realize they were the product of a narcissistic parent, it can shock them into a state of grief. Instantly, they go from idealizing the narcissist to grieving their lost childhood and the God-like image of their parent. Suddenly, the parent is transformed from larger than life to a deeply insecure human being. With… (more…)

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