Healing Words: Helping A Loved One Heal After An Abusive Relationship

How to help a loved one heal after abuse--bettysbattleground.com

I think many of us are at a place in our lives where we recognize a great deal of injustice and pain occurring around us, but may be feeling helpless about how to help. It’s a terrible feeling to care, but have no idea how to show it or what to do. Today, guest writer Jennifer Scott shares some tips for helping with one particularly difficult-to-address scenario: helping a loved one heal after an abusive relationship.

Jennifer Scott discusses helping a loved one heal after an abusive relationshipJennifer Scott shares stories about the ups and downs of her anxiety and depression at SpiritFinder.org. She offers a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can discuss their experiences.

 

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Tales From The Other Side: The Problem With Saying “I’m Sorry”

Problems with saying I'm sorry--on bettysbattleground.com

I’m sorry!

Wait. What am I apologizing for? Existing? Having needs? What?!

Does that sound familiar to you? It sure does to me. If you have issues with saying “I’m sorry” too much (or not enough), you’ll be really interested in this guest post from Bryan Bushman, a clinical psychologist and blogger who wants to help you figure out the right time and way to say “sorry.”

The Problem with Saying "I'm Sorry" --bettysbattleground.comBryan Bushman, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with trauma survivors for 10 years.  He is the author of Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay) and more of his writings can be found on www.drbryanbushman.com or http://findingyourway2okay.wordpress.com.

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Healing Words: Treating The Effects of PTSD On Family Members

Writer Avery Philips discusses ways to mitigate family stress when one member has PTSD--on bettysbattleground.com

It’s a pretty plain fact that when one member of a family has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other members of the family feel it in one way or another. This isn’t as terrible as it might sound to some. If one member of the family has a bad day at work, it’s going to affect other members of the family in some way. If one person wins the lottery, that is going to affect other members of the family–hopefully because he shares the wealth and not because he runs away with a supermodel. In any case, families are units. What happens to one person will affect the others. So when someone experiences trauma and develops PTSD, those who love her will feel some effects as well. This guest post by freelance writer Avery Phillips talks about some of the ways we can relieve the burden of that stress, and help the ones we love deal with trauma while also staying healthy ourselves.

Avery T. Philips, guest writer on bettysbattleground.comAvery T. Phillips is a freelance human being with too much to say. She loves nature and examining human interactions with the world. Comment or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or suggestions.

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