Glossary – Dictionary

X = My first husband who was abusive.

Jay Jay = My current Husband.

Warrior = My first daughter.

Blue = My second daughter.

Gameface = My son.


Abuse – to treat in harmful,injurious, or offensive way: to speak insultingly,and unjustly to or about; to commit sexual assault upon.

Abusive – using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language: treating badly or injuriously; mistreating, especially physically:

Anxiety – distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. A state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder not otherwise specified and is characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.

Child Abuse – mistreatment of a child by a parentor guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation.

Cutting – this is the most common type of self harm. Cutters that are often use can include razors, utility knives, scissors, needles, broken glass, or whatever that is sharp to be able to make repetitive slices on their arms, legs or body parts.

Depression – sadness; gloom; dejection. A condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

Domestic Violence – acts of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially a member of one’s immediate family.

Eating Disorders – Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you’re so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else.

Emotional Abuse -non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking in,” excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking.

Gaslighing – to cause person to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:

Manipulate – to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner:

Molest/Molestation – to make indecent sexual advances to, to assault sexually.

Rape – the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse, any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.

Self Abuse – Self abuse is also known by many other names, including, self injury, self harm, deliberate self-harm, self mutilation, para-suicidal behavior and many more. This behavior is defined as the deliberate repetitive, impulsive, non-lethal harming of one’s self.

Sexual Abuse – rape, sexual assault, or sexual molestation.

Stalking – the act or an instance of or harassing another in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner:

Survivor – which is a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks

Verbal Abuse – non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation.

Victim – is defined as a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency: a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency.

Warrior – is a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.

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