Will your child die of Bullycide?

Will your child die of Bullycide?

Many thanks to Brenda for her courage and conviction and permission to use Jared’s story for this article. Please read Jared’s story at the end of this article, and visit the website dedicated to ending this needless cruelty. This is…

Origins of violence.

Origins of violence.

Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus. I was a boy then, a newcomer to a poor and tough neighborhood. My parents, of moderate means and daring to a fault, had decided to…

How Victims are Affected by Abuse

How Victims are Affected by Abuse

Repeated abuse has long lasting pernicious and traumatic effects such as panic attacks, hypervigilance, sleep disturbances, flashbacks (intrusive memories), suicidal ideation, and psychosomatic symptoms. The victims experience shame, depression, anxiety, embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, abandonment, and an enhanced sense of vulnerability….

Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

When ever people are involved in an abusive relationship, they have a tendency to blame the aggressor. However, both parties are responsible for their overall interaction. I know, it sounds weird but let me further explain myself. In order for…

Abuse  Spotting Signs of Emotional Wear and Tear

Abuse Spotting Signs of Emotional Wear and Tear

Relationships with other people can often play the role of “bread and butter” in a person’s life. As social creatures, human beings are drawn to one another for a variety of biological and psychological reasons. It is an integral component…

Bullying And Its Effects

Bullying And Its Effects

There was a recent incident in a school in Nova Scotia, Canada that called the public’s attention. This incident involved two high school seniors who arranged for them and dozens of their classmates to wear pink shirts to show support…

Are You Trapped By Old Beliefs?

Are You Trapped By Old Beliefs?

If you have ever wondered what kinds of beliefs you have stored away in your unconscious that silently influence your choices, take a good look at your life, including your friends, your loved ones, your job, and even your health….

Managing The Pain Of Abusive Relationships

Managing The Pain Of Abusive Relationships

How many times have you said, “I didn’t have a choice?” This is a phrase that is uttered by many to justify their behavior or complain about their life circumstances. Surely, we can continue to believe there are no choices,…

Can This Relationship Be Helped?

Can This Relationship Be Helped?

I have been counseling couples for 35 years. Quite often individuals come in for help wondering if it is really possible to save or improve their relationship. Perhaps their partner is totally uninterested in working on the relationship. Perhaps their…

Relationship Killers

Relationship Killers

Whether a relationship lives or dies largely depends on the individuals involved. What is seen to be an insurmountable relationship killer by one person will just be a minor challenge to another. Take infidelity for example, some relationships survive and…