Why No Contact is Essential if You Love Your Abuser

I love my abusers. I feel compassion for them. I can rise out of my own hurt feelings to see their humanity. I understand the challenges that shaped them, and I grieve the abuses that happened to them. However, none of this means I ought to be in a relationship with them. Loving them does … Continue reading Why No Contact is Essential if You Love Your Abuser

Authenticity is Stronger Than a “Tough Skin”

As a writer who has worked in Hollywood, I often hear people offering this advice: "You need a tough skin in order to make it in this business." A "tough skin" is supposed to ward off the bad feelings that go along with rejection, which is what I live with on a daily basis. Anyone … Continue reading Authenticity is Stronger Than a “Tough Skin”