Monday, September 16, 2013

Mourning An Abusive Relationship: Suggested Resources

As discussed in earlier posts, mourning the death of a relationship can be especially difficult when colored by a history of physical or emotional abuse. Whether the abuse stemmed from addiction, abandonment, mental illness, dementia or any number of other causes, it can complicate the grief process ~ unless and until it is examined, processed, understood and overcome.

Here are some resources that can help ~ and as always, if you know of any that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to leave a comment, below.

Abusive Parents: The Debt
- Article by Emily Yoffe

An Accidental Witness: Photographer Captures Domestic Violence on Film - Article by Kathleen Chlohessy

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life - Book by Cloud and Townsend

Complex and Difficult Endings - A List of Useful Links

Complicated Grief: Mourning An Abusive Mother - Article by Marty Tousley

Death That Brings Relief - A List of Links from Grief Healing

Death Wish: Dealing with a Negative, High-Maintenance, Aging Parent - Article by Mark Goulston

Domestic Abuse Is Not Just About Beefy, Steroidal, Entitled, Misogynistic Football Players Having a Bad Day - Article by Beleruth Naparstek

Domestic Violence and Abuse Help Guide - via

Domestic Violence and Addiction: Two Conditions That Breed Shame, Secrecy and Silence - Article by Beleruth Naparstek

Essential Survival Guide for Victims of Domestic Abuse - Article by Michael James

Exit Tactics: How to Safely Skip Out on Your Abuser - Article by Belleruth Naperstek

Grief and Loss After Abuse - Article from Women's Resource Service

Grief and Loss Due to Death from Alcoholism or Alcohol-Related Problems - Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups Web Page

Grieving After Your Abusive Relationship - Article by Jeanne King, PhD

Grieving the Difficult Relationship - Article by Jill Fitzgerald at Hello Grief

Heartbreak, Abandonment and Betrayal - Guided Imagery CD or MP3 by Belleruth Naparstek

He's Dead, But He's No Saint - Article by Robyn Woodman

Hopeline from Verizon - Connecting Survivors of Domestic Violence to Vital Resources

How to Know When (and How) to Ask for Help - Article by Connor Kozlov

How to Leave Your Abuser And Still Stay Safe - Article by Belleruth Naparstek

Identifying a Connection Between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence - Article from

Is Anger One of the Stages of Grief? - Article by Marty Tousley

Is She Asking the Wrong Question And Exactly How Scary Is This Husband? by Belleruth Naparstek

Liberating Losses: When Death Brings Relief - Book by Jennifer Elison and Chris Mcgonigle

Losses of Leaving An Abusive Relationship - Article by Irene Matiatos

Mother Loss and the Grief of Abandonment - Article by Marty Tousley

My Alcoholic Father Made My Life Hell. Now We're Estranged - How Can I Keep It That Way? - Article by Dr. Petra Boynton

Since Nobody's Perfect, May We Speak Ill Of The Dead? - Article by Greg Adams

Symbolic Loss of an Alcoholic Father - Article by Trish Williams

The Gift of Forgiveness: Writing the Letter You'll Never Send - Article by Christine Jette

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Article by Brittany Cole at Hello Grief

The Grief That Dare Not Speak Its Name - Article by Sandra Bloom, MD

The Lingering Trauma of Childhood Abuse - Article by Susanne Babble

Tips on Staying Safe After Leaving Your Abuser - Article by Belleruth Naparstek

Tough Transitions: Navigating Your Way through Difficult Times - Book by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, PhD

Twice Broken: My Journey to Wholeness - Book by Kathleen Serenko

What Do You Do When Death Is A Relief? - Article by Ben Michaelis, PhD

What Is Complicated Grief? - Article by Marty Tousley

When An Alcoholic or Addict Dies - Article by Buddy T at Alcoholism

When Your Dearly Departed Loved One May Not Be So Lovely - Article by Larry Patten

Why People Stay In Abusive Relationships - Article via Embracing Change Therapy

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