Create Soul Space: Domestic Abuse Support and Healing

Jenny duBay
Domestic abuse awareness, education, and healing support, with an empathetic spiritual twist.
Created 27 May 2021
  • Under My Thumb: Coercive Control and the Sensitive Victim
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) The Rolling Stone’s song “Under my Thumb” is supposedly about a victimized man who was pushed around by his woman. Finally he decided he’d had enough, so he decide...
  • The Powerful--and Sadly Effective--Tactic of Abusive Isolation
    28 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    (Photo by Jian Xhin on Unsplash) At this point in our strange, globally-mandated lives, isolation is likely no stranger to any of us. There are uncanny similarities to what we’re all going through due...
  • Why is He Abusive? Is His Brain Damaged or Something?
    19 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    (Photo by David Matos on Unsplash) You may think the title of this entry was written tongue-in-cheek, but it wasn’t. As unexpected as this may sound, I’m going to present you with a few facts which ca...
  • Core Characteristics of Abusive Personalities, Part 2
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    My last post began a discussion on how eerie it is that abusers are so much alike in their tactics, techniques, and traits that their motives can actually be documented and discussed—yet it’s true. Di...
  • Core Characteristics of Abusive Personalities, Pt 1
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    (©Dave DuBay) It’s eerie, it’s suspicious, it’s strange and it’s true: abusive personalities are so alike they can be easily identified. Despite differences in socio-economic status, race, gender, pol...
  • How Traditional Masculinity Can Prevent Domestic Abuse
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Hannibal Lecter is an iconic movie villain. He’s sophisticated and refined. His education, eloquence, and etiquette reflect the trappings of civilization. Well, except for the cannibalism part. So no ...
  • Psychological Physical Violence Can Be a Sign of More to Come
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    (©Jenny duBay) Physical violence should be clear-cut, shouldn’t it? If you’re being punched, kicked, strangled, threatened with a weapon, or enduring any other sort of bodily harm, you’re being physic...
  • What Do Domestic Abusers and Chinese Communists Have in Common?
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 2
    The manipulative techniques of domestic abusers have been well documented not only by psychologists, advocates, and researchers, but by countless survivors. In articles, books, studies, videos and mor...
  • An Abuse Marriage is a Lonely Marriage
    03 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    (Photo by sushantphotographyy from Pexels) Loneliness is all-encompassing, creeping from our hearts to our souls and enveloping everything in between. It can often be felt deep within the body in a ph...
  • The Prodigal Parishioner
    30 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I’m pleased to roll out my new blog, The Prodigal Parishioner. For those of you who are Christian (and specifically Catholic), this blog may be of interest to you. For those of you not interested, dis...
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