By Jim O'Shea
The ebook examines abuse (not clerical or institutional abuse). It explores limitations and the way abuse is an invasion of barriers. It explores actual, emotional, verbal, sexual and fiscal abuse. The booklet seems on the abusive character style, and examines office and college bullying. baby abuse is explored, and the problem of staying in or leaving an abusive atmosphere. The query of what occurs if one leaves and whether it is attainable to alter an abusive character is tested. A client's tale is inside the publication and this provides a human element to the exploration.
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We will later see that women with abusive personality types are sometimes attracted to male abusers, and these form a bilateral (mutual) abusive relationship. But what about those with non-abusive tendencies? Elaine Weiss claims that there is no typical battered woman. How uncomfortable it is to think that we are subject to chance in having a violent or a happy relationship. The abuser may sense exploitable weaknesses in another. He may sense low self-esteem, guilt or gullibility – an easy person to manipulate and control.
Parents could also explain to their children that sharing private thoughts and personal information with strangers is not safe. Parents teach responsibility, set limits and teach the child (who wants instant gratification) patience. I grew up in an era when the motto that ‘children should be seen and not heard’ was frequently voiced! Parents of that era did the best they could, but, in a sense, that dictum diluted children’s boundaries, and made them vulnerable to abuse when they reached adulthood.
The concept of boundaries is not easily understood, so I will allow my close friend, Alex, to share his story with you as an introduction to the reality of boundaries. For about 40 years, I struggled with intense feelings of shame, anger, and feeling that I was not a good enough human being. I had no idea why I felt like this, and I didn’t know who I was. My judgement was always poor, and I worried about offending others. I made every effort to be nice to everyone and to please everyone, and I kept up a facade of being happy.