Is this really happening?
This is often our initial response to covert abuse. The very covertness of covert abuse causes us to question our senses, our experiences and our reality. Doubt plagues us, at times paralyzing and rendering us incapable of responding in any meaningful way. We think we must be mistaken. Our friend, our [...]
Since covert abuse is covert, it’s presence will not be obvious, at least not immediately. When covert abuse is the main abuse, no broken bones, bruised skin or black eyes will herald its arrival or stay.
Covert abuse relies on its target’s unawareness or disbelief to enable it to continue. When covert abuse comes [...]
As I write about covert abuse, it seems rather significant to me that this year is the Chinese Year of the Dragon.
Woodcut frontispiece of Alexander Barclay, Lyfe of Seynt George (Westminster, 1515)
The double dragon graphic in the header of this blog was drawn for me by my oldest daughter, Dionna. In the West, [...]
Covert: Secretive, not detected, hidden or existing out of view.
Abuse: Various ways, verbally, emotionally, psychologically or physically, to attack or inflict harm on another in such a way as to disrespect and invalidate another person’s humanity to whatever degree.
Bullying is a form of abuse, involving power over another through force, coercion or intimidation. [...]
On the internet anyone can set up shop — anyone. From the incompetent to the skilled, from the toxic to the whole and healthy, from compassionate teachers to predators on the active hunt, all are found on the Web.
The incompetent can hurt you, but predators can tear your world apart.
We shouldn’t be alarmed [...]