People who have been, or are being abused have a strong need to tell what has happened to them, and often, also, a strong need not to tell. This blog is a way to do both. Those who share their stories here do so anonymously. Names and certain details have been changed to protect their privacy.
No one knows their true identity except me, unless they choose to share the information.
I’ve been studying abuse, particularly subtle emotional abuse, for several years. This site is a special project of mine to help spread understanding about the true nature of abuse and what it does to victims and their family members. It is also here as a witness to the courage and strength of those who have escaped the abuser(s) in their lives and rebuilt and restored themselves.
I hope everyone who reads what is written here will be wiser, more resourceful, and kinder as a result. And, that they will work to make abuse a thing of the past rather than a thing of the future--which is what it will be unless all who are abuse participants or observers take responsible and effective action to end it here and now.