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Is It The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival, Part 6: “Losin’ All Your Highs and Lows”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A segment of the lyrics to the old Eagles’ tune, “Desperado,” that I listened to again, recently, speaks to the topic of this series. These words: “You’re losin’ all your highs and lows; ain’t it funny how … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 5, Post Script

Post Script: lastly, in this series on the difference between the harmful “silent treatment” and appropriate (emotional) “survival treatment,” this reminder and direction from the book of Ecclesiastes: (There is) “a time to be silent and a time to speak,” (3:7). … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 4, Medium Chill and Gray Rock

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 3, a re-blog, “Love: A Redemptive Force or an Enabling One?” ©, Cindy Burrell

Note: there are those called, I believe, to unwrap the riches of God’s Word on specific matters and by their faithfulness we get a glimpse again of the unfathomable love of God running deep in the Scriptures—despite other interpretations by … Continue reading

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Update on “Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival?”: Part 2 Another Good Resource

ANOTHER GOOD RESOURCE ON THE TOPIC OF VERBALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS: https://bible.org/article/verbal-abuse Many months ago I posted a guest commentary written by a woman who had left a long-term relationship because of verbal abuse: https://pnissila.wordpress.com/?s=is+it+the+silent+treatment+or+emotional+survival There had been some physical abuse … Continue reading

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Is It “The Silent Treatment” or Emotional Survival? Part 1

Some time ago, a friend of mine left a verbally abusive marriage. She knows I sometimes write on women’s issues, although my commentaries are church focused. But because verbal abuse occurs in all facets of life, she thought her observations, … Continue reading

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