We Are Survivors 

This blog is dedicated to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us.

Cycle of Traumatic Reenactment

When I was struggling with one crisis after another in therapy, trying to get my life back on track, there always seemed to be something that would happen to upset me. When that happened, I reverted back to my old ways of coping (isolation and binge eating) until I felt calmer and could function better. It seemed like a never-ending cycle – and it was.

Family Dynamics of Incest - Part 5

A young girl’s or boy’s need for nurturance and affection is natural. When their parents are incapable of being the loving and mature adults they deserve to help them grow up into a fully functioning adult, problems occur. When incest enters the equation, psychological devastation disrupts their development.[1]

Family Dynamics of Incest - Part 4

I am now going to talk about two types of mothers in incestuous households: the woman who is a nonparticipant and the other who engages in incest herself.[1] They both are guilty of profound neglect and abuse. To actually commit these acts of omission and commission involves a level of unbelievable denial and lack of any human regard for their children.

Family Dynamics of Incest - Part 3

Listed below is a description of four types of men who engage in incest. I have described how this may stimulate the son after witnessing his father’s incestuous behavior (read Sibling Incest) but the discussion below describes the father’s personality traits and behaviors.[1]

Family Dynamics of Incest- Part 2

This blog is a continuation of my discussion about the dynamics of family incest.[1] As we found out from what I wrote in Part 1, although the oldest daughter has borne the brunt of meeting her father’s cravings for intimacy, her younger brother and sister have also suffered. Even though the father has become skillful in practicing his molestation techniques out-of-sight, it is nearly impossible for accidental sightings of wrongdoing not to occur.

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