In this survivor story, Parker returns to our show, inviting us into the heart-wrenching labyrinth of her past entanglement with emotional abuse. Her story unravels the complexities of a marriage that began with love-bombing and spiraled into a chilling reality marked by financial manipulation and psychological control.
Surrounding Parker’s abusive relationship, was the continued abuse from her Jehovah’s Witness congregation. Parker’s story is not just about survival—it’s about healing abuse and reclaiming a voice muted by years of psychological abuse. It’s a reminder to us all of the transformative power of speaking out and the healing that comes when silenced truths finally find their echo.
It’s a story of pettiness, emotional abuse, intimidation, control, love bombing, silent treatments, competence, support, getting your voice back, healing abuse, and healing trauma.
*** CONTENT WARNING – We discuss sexual abuse and graphic abusive conversations in this episode. ****
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