Verbal Abuse

Hope is Denial

As I was growing up in a home where I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, where the adults were addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, where chaos thrived, I lived in denial.  Even when I knew in… Read More ›

Wearing the Pain

Coping with the emotional extreme of hatred and fear distorted my perception of truth, reality, and compassion.  I learned to deny instead of take responsibility for my actions.  I learned to minimize situations when they concerned other people’s feelings.  I… Read More ›