Tag Archives: Abuse

Saw a movie yesterday that really affected me.


I don’t often do things like movie reviews, but my brother Steve recommended that I watch a movie on Netflix called, “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.”  I watched yesterday, and sobbed most of the way through.  It really brought … Continue reading

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Regarding communication: Personal filters


All of us have things that are emotional triggers, or sensitive spots.  They’re things that when someone says one thing…can be easily picked up on and questioned or misinterpreted in our minds to be an attack on some sensitive area … Continue reading

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I have hurt a friend and must clarify something.


I wrote that post…I think it was last night, about Personal Responsibility.    I actually have been thinking about this in terms of some friends who went through some horrific childhood abuse, and intended to do this post, but just hadn’t … Continue reading

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‘Enjoying’ Adversity? (Regarding my last post)


My mother, God rest her soul, I honestly believe became in some way ‘addicted’ to the turmoil.  Please…don’t misunderstand me.  I am not saying she wanted it to be that way ‘consciously’.  But sometimes, when you have known a way … Continue reading

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Taking out the rock for a minute


The reasons I decided to tell you more about those memories are this.  For one thing, all those things that happen to us give people a little better glimpse into why we are who we are.  I am not that … Continue reading

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Regarding painful memories


Years ago when I was in the hospital for a severe bout of depression, during that time I was dealing with a lot of memories that had suddenly come up and that were tormenting me.  Before I went into the … Continue reading

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