Dating a woman who was emotionally abused
It’s astonishingly self-aware, and is the kind of letter I wish I received more, instead of the one blaming men for all the ills of the world.
Then you read this letter by Emily Bracken posted on Medium and reposted on Huff Po. I’m around the corner, down the street, on Facebook, in your office, at our local coffee shop, a complete stranger. In the meantime, which of the things on Emily’s list will you admit to?
I haven’t thrown out the list of things I think you should be. If you watch the third video, you’ll also be signed up to receive my special report based on my last nine months of research.
It’s taken me a long time to even admit this to myself much less to you, so please know that everything I’ve written here is true.1. The first video shows you why “Comparison is the enemy of contentment“, next you’ll learn “How to make the most attractive men fall for you“, and finally “What you can do to find love“.
I don’t know how to create the feeling of home that lives in my heart. Or even myself — I’m still figuring out who that is.
It was long ago and it was far away, but for the one out of six American men who were sexually abused as children, the results are always present, deeply corrosive, and wildly contagious.
'" Poring over her textbooks, she came to believe that her husband had been sexually abused. Confirmation, however, didn't come until one afternoon that spring.
David France talks to a few brave men—and the women who married them—who have shattered their silence, faced their traumas, and taken their first steps toward healing.
Donna Mertrud fell for Ray Skettini when she was only 17.
Sometimes she had merely to touch his shoulder when he'd freeze and draw back. Mostly, though, she just felt rejected, and this broke her heart."I knew he loved me.
There are so many ways to show love other than sex—endearing things he would do," she says.
Since my life isn’t together, I think you’ll reject me. This letter is a call for humility – to stop blaming the opposite sex for the downfall of your relationships and to take responsibility for the things you can control.