Category Archives: love and love gone awry

oppression: suppression of expression

Oppression, suppression, repression, compression, depression:  what do these words have in common?  Pressure. Oppression, suppression and repression are words we often hear in conjunction with descriptions of frightening-sounding national regimes.  When we think of Oppression, images of dictators:  Hitler, Stalin, … Continue reading

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coming into her own

lately, when at a social gathering, I’m more interested — for the first time since pre-puberty, in listening to women express themselves — tell their stories, than in flirting with men.  In fact, I’m beginning to realize and acknowledge to … Continue reading

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collusion and conspiracy

When an adult stays with her* abusive partner, in awareness that the relationship is destructive and that the limitations of her partner’s emotional control, ability to be objective, respectful and non-violent are plainly deeply problematic and painful; there enters into … Continue reading

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Control

It all boils down to one thing really. Control. You will discover, in every single case of misery, whether the misery is found in the child, the spouse, the group, the business or enterprise, the institution or the nation; somebody is over-controlling somebody … Continue reading

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The Bully

The Abuser is a Bully. An abuser can be an individual or an entity, like a hate group (KKK) or a country (America). What is a Bully exactly? Well, a bully doesn’t listen to others and take others’ feelings into … Continue reading

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forgiveness

forgiveness. When we are children, we learn about forgiveness (hopefully).  We learn to apologize and we learn to accept apologies (hopefully).  As children, we are taught that God is a personage, which allows a young mind to conceive a very … Continue reading

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go ahead, whip me

I always tend to think the problem is a spiritual one, and the answer is a spiritual one. Perhaps while you are spending hard-earned dollars on psychotherapy, or spending hard-earned dollars on health insurance and then spending even more hard-earned … Continue reading

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the beast 2

life is so interesting. it is even more interesting when you have faith in the unseen and the unknown.  Perhaps it is just an act of imagination reaching into itself and seeing things that are not and never were there.  … Continue reading

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the beast

One problem is, the beast is there inside of each of us.  We recognize the beast that abuses us.  And so we have a feeling of being empathetic and sympathetic.  Add that to the love you feel for your husband, … Continue reading

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