Category: Emotional Abuse

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Rediscovering Childhood Through Your Adult Eyes

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2019

When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents.  In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and...

Abuse and Parental Authority

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 28, 2018

If the parenting model you grew up with was fundamentally flawed, you may be at a loss to determine what is normal and what is not, what is helpful and what is harmful.

Ten Questions to Ask About Childhood Abuse

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 28, 2018

Resilient as children are, childhood abuse, in its various forms, can decimate a child's sense of self. Here are ten questions to consider when processing the struggles associated with childhood abuse.

What Does Forgiveness Mean to You?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 26, 2016

Of all the ways we can respond to each other, you can choose love, mercy, and forgiveness. These will first enrich your life, then bless the lives of others.

Healing Emotional Abuse Through Self-Commitment

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 28, 2016

The effects of emotional abuse on your sense of self are significant. Yet often these effects are not linked to the emotional abuse you have suffered. Because this connection has not been made, you may find yourself suffering from one or several of these effects without really understanding why. Here...

Emotional Abuse: The Illusionist

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 29, 2016

“Bill is such a great guy!” Carly smiled and made some sort of neutral comment. It did absolutely no good to dispute the evidence of Bill’s obvious charm. He was engaging, witty, energetic, and charismatic. People liked him. She knew the feeling. When Carly first met Bill, she was overwhelmed...

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