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In the war of the mind I will make my stand (Casting Crowns).

I remember reading about a dysfunctional, codependent couple who engaged in a social sadomasochistic ritual each night. The wife (a stay at home spouse) experienced gut wrenching turmoil anticipating her husband’s reaction to dinner. To prolong her anxiety, he waited several minutes to either signal a “thumbs up” smirk, or conversely, displeasure – in which case the remainder of the evening was spent in miserable silence. Turn the page…

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You can kill a person only once, but when you humiliate him, you kill him many times over. The Talmud.

The phrase “there is strength in numbers” takes a menacing turn when discussing workplace mobbing. In their book “Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace” Davenport, Schwartz and Elliott (1999) discuss the massive psychic toll that “gang bullying” takes on victims. Mobbing is particularly destructive when the perpetrators rank higher, and when they can remain anonymous. Turn the page…

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