1. Family in Turmoil

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    2016-08-17 by Object of Contempt

    One of my sons was very angry with me. He thinks I’m unfair to his mother. The nature of the …
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  2. Truth and Love — Scapegoats Crave Both (Nothing Mentally Ill About That)

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    2016-08-16 by Object of Contempt

    The scapegoat of a narcissistic abuser commonly receives all the more abuse because this victim knows or tells the dangerous, …
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  3. The hard TRUTH – we never mattered to the Narcissist!

    2016-08-03 by Object of Contempt

    From Greg Zaffuto’s book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! One of the …
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  4. Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

    2016-07-19 by Object of Contempt

    I have been diagnosed with PTSD. I suspect Complex-PTSD is a little more accurate, though. Many people have heard of …
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  5. In the Bible — Were the Pharisees Narcissists?

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    2016-07-09 by Object of Contempt

    It is not entirely uncommon to hear Christian narcissistic abuse survivors refer to the Pharisees as being narcissists. They are …
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  6. Labelling Abusers — The Desire to be Vindicated

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    2016-07-09 by Object of Contempt

    Over the course of the last 12 months or so, I have seen a couple of blog posts addressing a …
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  7. Who to Believe — Effective Liars Appear Honest

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    2016-06-06 by Object of Contempt

    Think back to news stories about criminals who have finally been apprehended after a notorious string of devastating, or even …
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  8. Emotional Abuse Is Potent — PTSD and Flashbacks

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    2016-05-25 by Object of Contempt

    Living with a spouse who doesn’t value you enough to be honest and candid is difficult in many ways. The …
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  9. How They Abuse — Invalidation

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    2016-05-17 by Object of Contempt

    In various articles and blogs I’ve read about abuse by invalidation. This has been a huge part of my experience, …
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  10. Culture Is Wrong — Abusers and Emotions

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    2016-05-07 by Object of Contempt

    I have dealt with a couple “styles” of emotional abuse since I was a boy. Abuse is almost always a …
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  11. Confidence and Failure –Why Abused Men Can Have Such a Bleak Outlook

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    2016-04-25 by Object of Contempt

    Recently a short conversation took place in the comments. I mentioned that my negative self-talk is usually centered around failure, …
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  12. False Representations — Husbands are Rarely Abused by their Wives?

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    2016-04-15 by Object of Contempt

    There is a ubiquitous perception that husbands abuse and wives are victims. Although some blogs and other web resources claim …
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  13. Love and Anger — The Place Where They Meet

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    2016-04-12 by Object of Contempt

    This emotional stuff really was confusing from the time I was little. Mom emotionally abused her sons. Recovering from our …
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  14. Blessed by my Son

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    2016-03-12 by Object of Contempt

    A commenter on my last post wished me well with my healing, which was very nice. People who read my …
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  15. Rocks and Hard Places — Emotional Thinking

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    2016-03-11 by Object of Contempt

    This post is another that will give you a link or two to follow. There are some things about a …
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