Conversations I Wish I Had

The Cycle of Abuse

Awakening Journey


When we experienced and suffered from childhood abuse, we are likely to repeat the same dynamics with others in our lives.  My childhood abuse involved my parents, so I am more likely to be repeatedly abused by others in authority positions in my adult life.  These relationships may involve supervisors, teachers, healing professionals, clergies, and others in position of authority or power over us.

When I encountered abuse by those in positions of authority over me, I was unaware of this abuse as I had become habituated by abuse, and it actually felt familiar and comfortable to me.  It took years of psychological therapy to understand the abuse I suffered as an adult, in addition to my childhood abuse.  Abuse can be very subtle such as emotional abuse when others manipulate, control, and persuade or instruct us to their follow their wishes, and does not necessarily come in the form…

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