Abuse victims may often think they aren’t smart because they didn’t recognize that they were being abused. Anne talks to her friend, Diane, who has two master’s degrees, about how she didn’t even recognize the signs and felt like she their marriage problems were her fault. Diane also shares an appalling story of narcissistic behavior that helped her finally see the truth.
When Dave Cawley took on the Susan Powell investigation, he thought he had an understanding of what it was like to be an abuse victim. What he learned from her life changed the way he looks at victims of emotional and psychological abuse. Dave and Anne talk about how victims and abusers are perceived and what others can do to help victims.
When an abused woman seeks help, can avoiding the word “abuse” put her life in danger? Dave Cawley, host of the podcast series Cold, talks about what he found while investigating the disappearance of Susan Powell.
When the creator of the Instagram’s @honorcodestories started college, she was confident and safe. She loved the fact that her school had an Honor Code. She happily signed the Honor Code. Unfortunately, in her freshman year, she found out that the Honor Code Office was incredibly lacking. She ended up being a victim of emotional abuse. Find out what happened to her, why she started her Instagram account and what the results were.
Living in an abusive relationship can feel like a survival situation. In a lot of cases, it is a survival situation. When we’re in survival mode, our self-care is usually the first to go. Anne has struggled with self-care for a long time. She gives us an update on how that’s going for her and shares an article that her mom sent her.