Does Abuse Require Bad Intent or Can It Be the Result of Simple Incompetence?

a closeup of a red glowing eye on a human/machine hybrid
Image by I am R. / CC BY

I didn’t think of myself as being a survivor of anything — much less abuse — until I was in my 30s.

The news was delivered to me in my therapist’s office, spoken as an casual aside, quickly, as though she assumed the information was obvious to me.

“Well, that’s pretty common for people who have had abusive childhoods,  » Read more

Continue Reading