Category Archives: emotional abuse

he found my blog

He said he was sorry to learn of my pain and turmoil. He said I was petty and judgmental. He said a lot of stuff quoting Dr. Laura’s book and defending “Love and Respect.” He said he wants me to … Continue reading

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email from him

I received this email from him this morning: Some time ago we talked to someone who recommended that we read the book, Love and Respect. From that book I learned much, especially about the “crazy cycle”, that we have been … Continue reading

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More of what I want…

There are a couple of things I’d like to add about my “happily ever after.” (You can read my previous post here.) I want him to be successful at his job, business, career, profession. I want him to be willing … Continue reading

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What I want…

Two people this week asked me what I wanted – one so he could pray about it for me and another so he could find a house for me. So, my friends, here’s what I want. I want a house … Continue reading

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hard not to look…

One of the rules of gym etiquette is don’t stare.  (Number 8 here) One of the trainers at my gym works with body builders who compete. There is a guy at my gym who has just recently started in body … Continue reading

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yeah whatever

Every morning, he very cheerfully says good morning to me. (Well, almost every morning.  Occasionally I think he must be mad because he won’t even look at me when I walk in.) I often ignore him. This morning, he again … Continue reading

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worthless…

I feel worthless. My counselor says I’m not worthless.  He says that I have intrinsic value just because I am.  I don’t have to do anything.  I don’t have to be anything. But tonight I feel worthless.  I feel like … Continue reading

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I like this….

I always used to be really concerned with following the rules. I wanted to do all the right things, and if possible, get some applause or at least maybe a gold star sticker. That works fine as long as everyone … Continue reading

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everything is not okay

His siblings are here this week-end  for Father’s Day. They’re have a cook-out this evening. He asked me if I was coming over to his dad’s to have steaks tonight. I told him, no. I wanted to say, everything is … Continue reading

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