The Unfair Weight Of Shame

The weight of the shame I felt after I was sexually assaulted was enormous. From the minute I opened my eyes in the morning to the second I fell asleep at night, I was aware of the weight. It was a physical burden that I carried around with me at all times. If you...

Emotional Warfare: Isolation

There are many tactics an abuser can use to control and manipulate his victim. In a previous article, I talked about gaslighting, which is a tactic my abuser used often. Today, I want to focus on another common tactic: isolation. In today’s society, we’re...