Manipulation and Coercion — is it abuse?


Physical abuse.  Visible signs, such as bruises, may be easily spotted.  What if it is not so visible?  What if it is hard to explain to others?  What if it is difficult to identify when you are in that relationship?  Fontes talks about intimate partner abuse disguised as love at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/invisible-chains/201508/abuse-s-hard-recognize-coercive-control

Time to Slow Down — how do you know?


Time.  So much to do in a day.  Schedules to keep, work to complete, children to take care of, relationships to foster, time for self.  Wait, time for self?  There seems to not be enough time to fit that in.  So if there isn’t enough time to do what you need to do, why slow… Read More