photo by Doug Wheller
Do you believe you create your own reality?
What does that mean…to create your own reality? To some it means choosing how you experience your reality, giving it its ultimate meaning, shaping it or making an impact within your reality.
For others creating your reality goes beyond shaping or giving [...]
Before I write any more articles in the “Feigning Series” or analyze any more types of manipulation and covert abuse, I would like to address the question of how to protect our idealism, our positive outlook on life in a world where covert abuse exists.
It’s necessary to be able to discern covert abuse, to [...]
The aim of covert abuse is to manipulate, to control or harm another without getting caught.
Manipulation is, by definition, difficult to spot. Some ways are easier to see than others, but it does require vigilance to be aware, and a challenge to maintain balance within ourselves. The greatest danger of being a target of [...]
Covert abuse: the assaults, the pain…did I do something to deserve this?
I could leave it at that and end this post, but I’ll delve into it a little further in case you’re not convinced. And if you’re a victim of covert abuse, chances are you aren’t.
Covert abuse, with its systematic erosion [...]
Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill?
When we experience covert abuse, the very subtlety of it can make us feel embarrassed or even apologetic to bring it up. We — and others — may make us feel silly as if we were making a big deal out of nothing.