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Interactive Abuse EMail (#1-30): Requesting Feedback

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
- Solon

Validation is an important aspect of recovery.  Typically disconnected from themselves, both victims and abusers in crisis become flooded with chaotic thoughts and feelings they cannot make sense of.  Validation helps the individual begin to correctly interpret and trust what is inside - and find a direction -  whether or not they like what is being said. 

The emails in this section are published in an interactive, bulletin-board style format. The difference between interactive email and a bulletin-board is that first I comment - then its your turn.   -Dr. Irene

My Blackbelt Protects Me Can She Get Over My Abuse? Success: I'm Proud of My Husband Help! He'll Kill Me! Never Neat Enough I' Soooo Tired... Physical Vs. Verbal Abuse The Perfect Man Victim Partner Turns Abusive Dad's Influence Is Corrupting Our Son The Judge Updates Us Just Divorced And I Can't Really Leave Way Beyond Codependency Getting In Touch With Victim Anger I've Had Enough Too! If Only The House Was Clean She Dumped Me For Him Sex Problems Outside Influence: His Mom How We Both Messed Up A Violent Victim? Do I Want to Leave a 23 Yr Marriage? Will I Ever Be Free? Divorce and the Children The Restraining Order Worked Sharp Questions Deserve Answers Help! My Kids Turned Against Me! Child Abuse:Truth is Stranger Than Fiction Nope, This Is About YOU! Got Legal Advice for Abused Man & Kids?

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must not be considered a substitute for informed advice from
your own health care provider.


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