Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Healing your shame is the key to ending an emotionally abusive relationship.
Why is it so difficult to determine whether you are being emotionally abused?
Former victims of trauma and those who suffer from anxiety disorders may need extra help when it comes to coping with the Corona crisis.
Are you plagued with anxiety due to the pandemic? Here are some effective coping strategies.
Although it can be painful, addressing your feelings surrounding past neglect or abuse experiences will help you avoid repeating the behavior with your loved ones.
How developing more empathy for others and self-compassion for yourself can help you break the cycle of abuse.
Why apologizing can be so difficult and how you can learn to give effective and meaningful apologies.
Why apology is such a powerful healing tool.
You don't have to repeat the mistakes of your parents.
Are you at risk of repeating the cycle of abuse? This information can help you determine your personal risk.
Part 1 of 5: What you can do to break the cycle of abuse.
You don't have to blindly repeat the cycle of violence. There are steps you can take to prevent becoming abusive or perpetuating the role of victim.
Staying at home can be especially difficult for those with PTSD. Here are some research-based strategies that can help.
People who have experienced prior trauma tend to have more extreme reactions to stress. Here's how to identify and support such individuals during the coronavirus crisis.
How these two tools can help combat fear and stress.
Marital rape can actually be more damaging to the victim than stranger rape.
What role does betrayal trauma play in re-victimization?
The benefits of disclosing outweigh the risks.
While it can be extremely difficult to disclose child sexual abuse, there are many benefits.
Why do so many adults who were sexually abused keep it a secret?
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse face many obstacles to disclosing the abuse.
The Nice Girl Syndrome Series: Why being too "Nice" can be dangerous to women.
Ever wonder why so many women still have a difficult time being assertive with men? Fear may be the answer.
Are you too nice for your own good?
By practicing self-compassion, former victims of child sexual abuse can help prevent being sexually re-traumatized as adults.
Trauma can make it difficult for former victims to believe they deserve to be protected and respected.
Male victims of child sexual abuse have an especially difficult time disclosing.
Why people carry the secret of childhood sexual abuse into adulthood.
How to set achievable goals for 2019.
Beverly Engel has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years and is the author of 20 books, including The Emotionally Abusive Relationship and The Right to Innocence.