In Pod #370 last week we talked about how best to use tapping when contemplating or going through a divorce.
This week I have a conversation with Melissa Beasley about abusive relationships.
Between these two conversations you can see how hard it is to talk about relationships that are going badly. There is so much cultural and personal baggage around admitting that a relationship hasn’t worked out and it becomes even more complicated when emotional and physical abuse is part of the equation.
In this week’s podcast Melissa Beasley and I talk about abusive and toxic relationships and cover:
- How to identify an abusive relationship, including why it is so difficult to do this from inside such a relationship
- The tools and tactics used by abusive partners
- Why people stay in abusive relationships
- The four stages of moving out of a toxic relationship and into a healthy post-relationship life
- Steps for getting out of a toxic relationship
- How to use tapping in all four stages of leaving a toxic relationship
This is a resource that everyone needs to listen to!
Here is a list of helpful resources if you find yourself in this situation:
- Domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233
- Domestic violence hotline website with tons of helpful info and a 24/7 chat: TheHotline.org
- Book: Why Does He Do That? By Lundy Bancroft
- Book: The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
- Book: BIFF – Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns by Bill Eddy. It’s about how to communicate with high conflict people
- Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Bill Eddy
- Christian Book: The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernik
- Christian Book: Divorce and Remarriage in the Church by David Instone Brewer
- Christian Book: Give Her Wings: Help and Healing After Abuse by Megan Cox
Guest: Melissa Beasley
About: Melissa is a natural skincare formulator and manufacturer. She started making skincare in her parents’ kitchen as a way to support herself and her two boys after her divorce. She still manufactures her products for her own brand Love-Essential Skin Care, and she creates custom product lines for spas, salons and natural product companies.
Melissa now uses the skills and knowledge she learned while growing her skincare business to help other moms create and grow their own businesses. She understands the unique challenges that mothers, and especially single mothers, face when trying to grow a business and helps them navigate those challenges so they can have a successful business without giving up their sanity or time with their precious babies.
EFT was one of Melissa’s most important tools when recovering from her divorce and growing Love-Essential Skin Care and is instrumental in helping her clients.