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4/14 Interactive Board: Codependent Partners

3/23 Interactive Board: He's Changing... I'm Not...

3/1 Interactive Board: D/s Lifestyle

1/14 Interactive Board: My Purrrfect Husband

12/12 Interactive Board: What if He Could Have Changed?

10/23 Interactive Board: Quandary Revisited

8/24 Interactive Board: Quandary! What's Going On?

7/20: Dr. Irene on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness

6/12 Interactive Board: Unintentional Abuse

11/7 Interactive Board: Is This Abusive?

12/29 Interactive Board: There Goes the Wife...

11/4 Interactive Board: A New Me!

10/8 Interactive Board: Seeming Impossibility

9/8 Interactive Board: My Ex MisTreats Our Son

5/1 Interactive Board: I feel Dead - Towards Him

4/26 Interactive Board: Why is This So Hard?

4/19 Interactive Board: I Lost My Love...

4/7 Interactive Board: Too Guilty!

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- 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. 

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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'm 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!
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