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If you feel damaged by a toxic relationship, as though you no longer know yourself, or even have a self… 

If your last breakup left you feeling hopeless about your future… 

If you feel like you haven’t fully recovered, even if your relationship ended many years ago… 

Then you may have been harmed by a partner who has some of the pathological traits of narcissism, borderline or antisocial personality disorder or other damaging psychopathology. takes a positive, proactive approach to helping you regain your self and your sense of possibility. We can:

1.  Support you through the pain of the early withdrawal symptoms
2.  Show you how to care for yourself in a healing chrysalis (cocoon)
3.  Guide you to flourish in a new life that is even better than you had before (BTB4™)

My name is Dawn Aegle and I am glad you have found your way to Our inbox magazine experts and I look forward to being part of your support team as you heal and grow from the trauma of a toxic relationship. 

Because survival is not enough…
How To Make Your Pain A Tool For Change
Step 4: 'The 12 Steps' Of Spiritual Recovery, Part 3
Issue #92 | December 14, 2018
By Rivka A. Edery, MSW, LCSW

A toxic relationship is painful—no doubt about that! We have been using The 12 Steps of AA to add a spiritual dimension to your recovery process. This year we have focused on Step Four—Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves—and you have worked on inventorying your resentments, fears, sex conduct and harms done to others.

If you have not completed the exercises presented in June and September and feel ready to do so, I encourage you to link back and revisit them.

The Fourth Step has the power to change lives, because if you can face the pain and uncover your authentic self - (part or whole which may have gone underground as protection), you can use your pain as a tool for change. 

The question here is how well do you want to get? 
There are people who can give love, but reject receiving it, because they really do not want the connection. If you are one of those people, getting your resentments and anger out on paper will accurately reveal in what areas your growth awaits you.

There are those people who discover through their Fourth Step Inventory that they have been carrying around a hatred for a particular person, institution or principles. If that applies to you, you will discover that ...  Read More
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