Oct 25, 2018
On the show today, I am thrilled to be joined by my great friend
and colleague, Rhian Lockard. Rhian Lockard is a multi-certified
life coach, an empath, an ordained interfaith minister, a certified
life coach, and an expert on emotional abuse. She currently runs a
program called Divine Communication, in which I am
enrolled, and it helps you connect with your spirit guide, your
intuition, and so much more. Rhian seeks to support people in
courageously cultivating their best lives with gentleness,
guidance, and love, and feels a calling to her work.
- Rhian discusses how you can recognize if you’re enduring
emotional abuse including having a sense of never feeling like
things are ok in your relationship.
- Rhian says one way to judge whether or not a relationship is
abusive is to ask yourself if it feels safe to bring up problems
you see in the relationship and to be aware that an abuser will
seldom admit any fault or will not follow through on working on
- Emotional abusers will use your vulnerability against you and
will shame you for the ways in which you’re asking them to uplift
- Rhian says an abuser wants something different from a romantic
relationship than the victim does. An average person wants true
connection, true intimacy, and love. Abusers seek someone to be
- Emotional abusers may make you feel like you can’t spend time
with family and friends you love.They want to isolate you from
voices of reason.
- Rhian says that often times, your abuser will strip away your
own sense of belief in yourself and make you not trust your own
- Kate shares that it can be incredibly difficult to leave an
abusive relationship and that it often takes someone 8 tries to
- Kate and Rhian discuss the Kavanaugh hearings and show the
dynamics of emotional abuse during them.
- Rhian suggests to break away incrementally because it may just
be too much for you to handle all at once.
- Tell yourself that you’re being emotionally abused, sit with it
a while, and tell yourself it is not ok.
- Rhian says there is no playbook for how you handle this, it’s
just about what works for you.
- Kate shares that the very last thing you should do is to go to
your abuser and tell him/her that you’ve figured out they’re an
- Rhian tells us that your abuser wants all of what you have to
give and they do not want you to give it to anyone else.
- Rhian suggests that if you’re serious about getting help, then
get help. Don’t tell your abuser you’re getting help or he/she will
- Remember...it’s not your fault that you’re in an abusive
situation, but it is your responsibility to save yourself. Seek
Connect with Rhian Lockard:
Rhian on YouTube
Am I the
video in which Rhian tackles the idea that people have made
mistakes in their relationships and therefore feel like they
deserve abuse — or worse, might be abusers themselves.
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