Glossary
of abuse-related terms

by Anonymous Survivor, Manya, Anonymous survivors.

Abuse and mental heath are complicated topics, and online communities discussing them often use terms and abbreviations that can be quite confusing to newcomers. For example, not everyone knows that "I went NC with my parents" doesn't mean a trip to North Carolina, it means "no-contact", breaking all ties, not responding to phone calls or emails. This page lists 231 such terms, that are often used on survivors sites but might require an explanation. You can click on each word to read more about it.

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If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
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