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Love and belonging are our two irreducible human needs. For someone to take advantage of that to satisfy their own needs – physical, emotional, status, or control – is abuse plain and simple. It is perfectly right and healthy to implement boundaries to protect yourself from abuse. Love yourself enough to pursue your recovery whatever that may be.

Any youth or young adults in the Edmonton, Alberta area that want to know more about tools for recovery and resources you can access to be healthy, please come to The Butterfly Effect, November 5, 3-6pm at the Coralwood School gym, 12218-135 St. NW, Edmonton, AB. It’s free. For info or if you just need to talk, comment and I’ll do whatever I can to help.

Check out Shannon Thomas’ book, “Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse.”