Abusive Relationships Are Tricky

F E A R This element and strong emotion runs rampant in abusive relationships. Confusion and uncertainty pop up so often yet each time they feel so unexpected. You’re in love but not sure if you’re doing it right. You wonder why you can’t just be happy and feel peace. You ask yourself, “What am […]

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A Dose of Truth ðŸ’¯

Sometimes I wish I had an eraser. I wish I could undo all the damage. I wish I could go back and not have experienced all the abuse of my past. With all the healing and all the time that’s gone by I still suffer. I still have intense moments. I still have scars. I […]

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Silent Suffering

It’s hard to pinpoint the start. One day you just become addicted to keeping secrets. You find reasons to cover up the not-so-pretty parts of life and relationships. It’s easier to hide behind a facade. When you want to tell someone and get help, self-doubt takes over and you second-guess yourself. You think that maybe […]

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Confessions: Becoming MsMissy

I talk a lot about my before and some of my after. I’d like to talk about my transition. Choosing to change my entire life was extremely scary and included a lot of hard work. It was a lonely process and I had to face fear like I  never imagined. Transforming from Melissa, the broken […]

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Emotional Checkup: Identifying Toxic Relationships

This is part 3 in our series on identifying toxic relationships. It’s quite a process to evaluate relationships objectively. In fact, it’s an ongoing process. One that exists out of love and protection for self. So, how are things going? Have you made new discoveries or accepted what you already knew was truth about your […]

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