[Wild Cozy Truth 37] The Lasting Effects of Emotional Abuse with Lacey Rose


Today’s essay is inspired by a recent conversation with my friend who is in the discernment process of becoming a priest in the Episcopal Church. He gave me space to talk through some of my feelings about faith and I’m revisiting the topic for today’s essay. I’m not sure what my own faith is anymore, but I’ve decided to be okay with the unknown.
Then I chat with my friend Lacey Rose about an essay she wrote for my old blog. In her essay and in this interview, she recounts the emotionally abusive relationship she was in as a teenager. She bravely discusses the lasting effects it has had on her, including anxiety, a need for control, and loss of self-worth. Leaving that relationship has brought her the most beautiful life, and we also talk a bit about that, including how she met her husband on MySpace. And if you want a good laugh about my horrible sense of direction, make sure you listen until the end.
Mentioned in this episode:
Jonathan’s Instagram @cultrkpr
Two Roads from The Powerful Woman Monologues
Wild Cozy Truth interview with Heidi Schmidt: Ep. 31
Wild Cozy Truth interview with Erin Jackle: Ep. 7 & Ep. 8
Find Lacey:
Lacey’s blog Perks of Being a JAP
Instagram @laceybean_
Twitter @LaceyBean
Lacey on Pinterest
Don’t forget about the Wild Cozy Truth Women’s Circle and Book Club! Learn more at wildcozytruth.com/bookclub. Photo credit: Laura Alpizar
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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