Cognitive Dissonance and How It Helps The Victim Of Abuse Stay

Wikipedia describes cognitive dissonance like this: Cognitive dissonance In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort(psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person's performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted …

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That Smirk, Those Eyes, Can Freeze The Blood In The Victim’s Veins

At first you don't know what it is exactly that makes you uncomfortable. My ex wore glasses, tinted usually; so you couldn't really see his eyes and I thought he was extremely handsome as long as he kept his glasses on. But when he had his glasses off I avoided looking at his eyes, they …

Dealing With A Narcissist Is Not Child’s Play

Many people compare dealing with a narcissist to dealing with a 3 year old and in many ways that is a totally accurate description. Like a 3 year old the narcissist will stomp his feet and yell that he hates you for not giving him his way and an hour or so later he is …

Ghomeshi Case Takes Unexpected Turn

  I have been following the case of Jian Ghomeshi, a Canadian celebrity charged by numerous women for sexual assault happening years ago. When the case broke it was a huge step for the "breaking the silence" campaign, women were coming forward with allegations of physical abuse by Ghomeshi; to satisfy his fetish for violent …

I Keep Praying For God To Give Me A Sign

"I keep praying for God to give me a sign", was a comment made by a woman on my Face Book. I was immediately transported 15 years back in time; .........I am in my garden, about a year into my relationship with James, with tears streaming down my cheeks, a glass of wine in one …