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Jul 29, 2014

The Taboo of the True Sixth Sense

Human beings supposedly have 5 senses: smell, sight, taste, touch and hearing. The so-called sixth sense is what we've dubbed ESP or Extra Sensory Perception. But why have we made a leap for the sixth sense to be what some call pseudoscience when there is at least one more--if not many more--senses within the human body?

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Jul 25, 2014

Longlasting Effects of Abuse

Attempted abuse had long lasting effects for an 8 year old boy:  As a young kid I used to hang out every day at a small farm about a quarter of a

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Jul 25, 2014

When We Know Better Do We Really Do Better?

Are you among the believers that when we know better we do better? It was Maya Angelou who said, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." But does that translate to another quote Ms Angelou is credited with: "When we know better, we do better?" After all, Ms Angelou was highly evolved. But not so much the rest of us.

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Jul 18, 2014

No Way Out

Im lindsey.. I've been in abusive relationships my entire life. It started with my stepfather when I was 5 or 6, I can't actually remember. At the time

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Jul 17, 2014

The Mental Abuse Continues

I'm 47 and still dealing with my fathers mental abuse:  I was the middle child in my family my younger sister was spoilt by my mum and dad and my

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Jul 11, 2014

How to Hush Online Haters

An online presence is pretty much mandatory if you're in any kind of business these days. Be it with a website and/or social networking, perhaps even in a forum. But with that online presence comes a dark side. A dark side that provides an opportunity for the shadow side of people to make their presence known.

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Jul 11, 2014

Home: Where the hurt Is

Home. While for others that four-letter word would mean the world, in me it triggered two emotions- fear and shame. For as long as I remember, I’ve been

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Jul 08, 2014

Tortured and Abused

It continues to create difficulties threw my adult life. Everyone seems so willing to push this off as a medical deficiency, only because people just don't

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Jul 07, 2014

What Kind of Friend Are You, Anyway?

Are you the kind of friend who always tells the truth? Do you tell your friends what you really think? Or do you soft peddle the truth? When faced with the dilemma of hurting your friends' feelings vs telling them a lie to either make them feel better or keep them in the dark about a situation, what do you do?

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Jul 07, 2014

Childhood with Side Effects

The real sad thing about the abuse comes many different side effects and they are all devastating to children while growing up and will take this through

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Jul 04, 2014

Key Challenges for Parents of Sexual Abuse Victims

Parents and other family members play important roles for victims of abuse striving to heal from the devastating impacts of their ordeals. Though healing is a personal journey, it's shared by friends, family and loved ones concerned for the well-being of victims. And while the victim is at the center of each effort to rebuild and restore trust, confidence and other casualties of abuse, secondary survivors share a unique set of challenges overcoming the impacts of sexual abuse.

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Jun 19, 2014

Weird Kid

My father told me I started acting weird when I was six. I was about 30 when he told me that. I remember I hit other children. I was sexualized by the

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Jun 19, 2014

Police Did Nothing

When i was about 5, my mother had a boyfriend, he always used to call me his princess and he always used to call me his baby girl, then one day i was sat

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Jun 18, 2014

A Tortured Soul

The stories are really not mine to tell but it's been 11years now and I can't seem to let go. First off I would like to congratulate all who has survived

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Jun 18, 2014

Sibling Rivalry or Abuse

It all began when I was a little girl. About 8 or 9, to be exact. My older brother would smack me in the face, call me ugly, fat and stupid. He would also

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Jun 13, 2014

Scared to Disclose

I've posted on your site in the past, Darlene, regarding abusive and controlling relationships within my family. At the time of doing this, it was really

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Jun 13, 2014

How to Stay in the Flow

What does it mean to "be in the flow"? And why does it matter? In order to answer that question, it might be easier to examine the opposite. What happens when you're not in the flow?

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Jun 10, 2014

Grandchild Committed Suicide

Grandparent of a child that committed suiscide at 23 years of age:  I don't know exactly what to say or what to do now that my Grandson killed himself

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Jun 09, 2014

Molested for 8 Years

I'll never forget the first time I was fondled. I was an 8 year old boy and my family was in church. My grandpa was a Bishop, my mother was the choir director,

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Jun 06, 2014

Soul Killed by Father

Since my dad was an emotionally distant man I wanted to make him love me. His response was to slam my head into the top of door frame. He did not stop

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Jun 06, 2014

Through So Much

When I was a little girl. About the age of 6 . My parents would go out and leave my grandfather to babysit me and my siblings.. I can still remember the

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