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Christmas can get messy for families!

Family gatherings can be messy, especially during the Christmas holiday. For some families, it’s anything but “a holly, jolly Christmas.” For survivors of childhood sexual abuse whose abuse occurred within the family system, Christmas family gatherings accentuate the family fraud of keeping the secret. The sham of acting like nothing happened becomes a re-enactment of […]

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Childhood Sexual Abuse: Do you see your wife as the one having the problem?

In my last blog, I wrote about the Distorted Perceptions inflicted upon the survivor of childhood sexual abuse. The family of the survivor, on the other hand, often adopts Selective Perceptions. With our selective perceptions, we interpret information in a way that is congruent with our existing beliefs. For example, most people who voted for […]

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Childhood sexual abuse: How can we speak and listen so that our wives can hear and understand?

How can we speak and listen, as husbands, so that our wives can hear and understand? It’s a matter of expressing, receiving, and our driving motivations.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? [When Your Wife was Sexually Abused As A Child]

Many men who are married to a survivor of childhood sexual abuse are confronted by a marital question that they never anticipated on their wedding day:  Should I stay or should I go? Think back to your wedding day.  Like most grooms, you had bright hopes.  But, as the husband of a childhood sexual abuse survivor, you are probably reading […]

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