Category Archives: Emotional Abuse

Committing Suicide: How Media Attention Makes People Pull The Trigger


Over the last few weeks I have been inundated with different instances of suicide. I receive phone calls from individuals who are or have experienced forms of domestic and/or sexual violence. For some it has happened in their marriages (to … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Desperation- How to Promote Yourself


I am desperate to experience the life that I believe is predestined for me. Unlike some of the definitions of “to be desperate” or “desperation”, I do not mean that I am living in despair. I am not depressed or … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling I – To Forgive Yourself


In the previous post I introduce all ten reasons that we will cover. Here they are again for your information. To forgive yourself To forgive others To learn the heart of your siblings To get questions answered To become comfortable … Continue reading

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Why and How People Become Homeless


During National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week I thought that it was important to educate the public on reasons that people become homeless. This blog was originally published when I was homeless.  There is a very quick and simple answer … Continue reading

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Psychological and Physical Sibling Abuse: My Open Letter to My Big Brother


In writing my memoir, Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey To Love, there were a few things that seem to happen repeatedly. One of the things that kept happening was that I would mention a traumatic event that had … Continue reading

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Rapper Meek Mills’ Rape Lyrics


Meek Mills is a rapper from the Philadelphia area. A pastor who planted a church in the same area that Meek Mills is from decided to boycott is new song “Amen” citing that the song is sacrilegious. One of the … Continue reading

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Love and Hip Hop’s K. Michelle and Domestic Violence: Does Emotional Abuse Excuse A Choice To Attack A Loved One?


I have to first say that as with child sexual abuse, predators have different profiles, and domestic violence comes with this same kind of distinction. In the popular Tyler Perry plays and movies, Madea (one of the main characters played … Continue reading

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Five Frequently Asked Questions About Religious Spiritual Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse


What Is Spiritual Abuse? Spiritual Abuse is a type of abuse used within a religious context to manipulate an individual or group of people to do what the abuser wishes. In this case, we will show how predators often use … Continue reading

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Relationship Tips: Raise Your Voice


For anyone who has ever been silenced, it is always difficult once you have found your voice, to be quiet again. When you are being attacked by the ferociousness of someone else’s internal ills, there is a part of you who … Continue reading

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My Adventures In Healing: It’s A Family Affair


We have started family counseling. All of my siblings are invited and only one showed yesterday. I think God has an elaborate plan that he is not totally sharing with us. It is kind-of-like how we as parents withhold information … Continue reading

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Five Myths About Lil’ Wayne and his Child Sexual Abuse


I keep my dick in my pants, them hoes take it from me. – a rap lyric from Lil’ Wayne’s documentary. “Shocking Revelation” was the title that media take out used to reveal that Lil’ Wayne was a victim of … Continue reading

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Marko Hamlin: One Man’s Story Of Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse and Depression


  Marko Hamlin was raised in Arlington, Virginia. The son of an alcoholic mother, he was placed into foster care around five years old. His mother had visitation and he remembers being returned to his mother in fourth grade. Marko … Continue reading

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The Battle Of the Browns II: Are Chris and Bobby Brown the only abusers in their relationships?


In the last blog, The Battle of the Browns: Domestic Violence in the Media, I was responding emotionally to all of the people who seem to want to behead Bobby Brown and Chris Brown. I am not sure which one … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Browns: Domestic Violence in the Media


“Love Will Find A Way” – Whitney Houston Right now, in the media fueled by Whitney Houston’s death there are repeated interviews of her which depict her life on drugs and in a domestically violent marriage to R&B Super Star … Continue reading

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My Career Journey: An Introduction Letter


Remember my last post “My Career Journey?” In this one, I want to revisit the experience that I mentioned which I desire to have as I work. And, here is a sample introduction letter that I am going to send … Continue reading

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TELL YOUR FOSTER CARE STORY


May is National Foster Care Month. My blog is dedicated to Love, Life and Relationships: Overcoming Emotional and Child Sexual Abuse. In honor of the thirty four percent of foster children that experience child sexual abuse, and those who experience … Continue reading

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My Weight Loss Blog: Why losing weight makes me want an Oreo Cookie!


I don’t want to lose weight. Okay, if there was a fairy that appeared out of thin air and offered me someone else’s body, I would not take it. If instead I was offered my own body with some parts … Continue reading

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I Did Not Know My Own Strength


In light of Whitney Houston’s death, I want to share with you why her last album saved my life. I was homeless, sleeping in my car. My home had foreclosed, my business was closed and the key had been turned … Continue reading

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How to Tell Your Story


How to Tell Your Story For millions of people, the popularity of writing memoirs have become contagious. Motivational Speakers even suggest that you tell your story In their messages. This month, I looked in the Oprah magazine to find that … Continue reading

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