Perfect victim

A perfect victim never fights back.  I didn’t cut toxic people out of my life either.  I just took it.  Progress came when I encouraged my husband to find work in another state and move 1000 miles away.  But my inner past came with me.  I didn’t stand up for myself on anything. 22. “I…

Anything good?

Can anything good come out of childhood trauma? I read several articles that all relate to each other in my head.  Hopefully I can share them with you in a way the makes sense. Resolving Post-traumatic Stress is a web page that is maintained by a therapist.  He explains in a fairly straight forward way…

Assertive vs Aggressive

Is it possible to be assertive in a life and death situation?  I don’t think so because assertive implies that the person you are talking to is not a homicidal death threat.  People that experience PTSD lived in a life and death situation at some point in their life.  Kind of a prerequisite symptom is…

Assertiveness

One of the most powerful coping skills are learned to use are my words with the belief that I deserve to be treated with respect.  I found this definition from Psychology Today: Demonstrating assertiveness means there’s no question where you stand, no matter the topic. Cognitively, to be assertive implies a lack of anxious thoughts…