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The Bruises That Can't Be Seen – Living with Emotional Abuse

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March 13, 2014 -LIVING A RICHER LIFE: with Debbie Zoub, MSW, Psychotherapist and Author of Stands with Fists: Moving Beyond Psychological and Verbal Abuse ~ A True Story and Professional Guide to Healing.

THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:  A relationship can be unhealthy or abusive even without physical violence. Psychological and Verbal abuse may not cause physical damage, but it does cause emotional pain and scarring. Such abuse comes in many forms. Psychological and Verbal abuse includes non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring, excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation or stalking. Emotions exert an incredibly powerful force on human behavior. It has been said that our emotions tell us who we are. If we are numb to our emotions, then we can't possibly know who we really are. How can victims understand what’s happening to them and move beyond Psychological and Verbal Abuse?

For 11 years, Debbie Zoub was the Director and Psychotherapist with the Christopher House where she presented educational seminars and provided psychotherapy for individuals, groups and couples. For much of her life, Debbie has been searching for answers. She was driven to document some troublesome aspects of her own life. The intense journaling resulted in an entertaining and educational manuscript which morphed into her new book, “Stands with Fists.” In the book, Debbie documents the process she used to successfully free herself from psychological and verbal abuse.

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