The Pain & Triggers Behind Abuse

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Abuse is the "third rail" of relationship topics. Few want to touch it or discuss it and those that do, are angry, hurt, and want to be heard, understandably so. Having your voice squashed behind the threat of physical dominance is punishing, demeaning, and completely lacking in compassion, empathy, and understanding. So I want to share, not what goes on with abuse, but what goes IN to abuse to create it. Is it the environment? Are people just born that way? Is it pain, anger, or just meanness? "What Click To Tweet This is going to be the first lesson in a series of two, possibly three. Abuse is a complicated topic and to teach on it, first I have to show you where I've been, what I've seen. So you will know, that I know.

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When I was 5 years old, my uncle was visiting our small house. I always enjoyed Uncle Lewis, he was funny, witty, and always entertaining. For years, he traveled in musician's circles, playing piano with recording artists around the United States. A highly creative man, he played by ear and could not read music as the legend goes. Wherever Uncle Lewis was, chaos was not far behind.

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