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Betrayal Trauma Recovery helps women establish safety from the pain, chaos, and isolation associated with their husband’s abuse: lying, gaslighting, manipulation, porn use, cheating, infidelity, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors.

Lessons From A Survivor Of Narcissistic Abuse

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.

What A Murder Victim’s Life Can Teach Us About Abuse

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.

How The Honor Code Punishes Abuse Victims

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.

Self-Care: Surviving In The Wilderness Of Abuse

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.

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