Carmel and her abusive husband, Matthew (1989).

Carmel and her abusive husband, Matthew (1989).

 In an abusive relationship, stonewalling may become a fundamental tactic, because it is a way to apply pressure that seemingly can’t be confronted, because the abuser is “not doing anything.”

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The conscientious alien

I often notice how my thinking, my frame of reference, is different from folks around here. Many times I feel uncertain and I don’t know if I understand what people are saying or not. That is the plight of the conscientious alien.

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