Monthly Archives: May 2014

Overcoming learned helplessness Is the moral of this story that you should find a rat who isn’t a rat? “The next phase of the research examined the influence of a rat that had never been exposed to an uncontrollable situation … Continue reading

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Going to bed early

Last night, I was just dragging my tail.  A little before 9:00 p.m., I announced to the room and and no one in general, mostly my girls, that I planned to go to bed early.  My husband was nearby and … Continue reading

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Where it starts

It’s been several years since I sat quietly crying in the dark, typing words into a search engine, and finding my first ever online abuse support site.  What a shock it was, and what a relief.  There was almost a … Continue reading

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Turning to truth

Ah. It’s Monday, and I just posted a Monday rant as a kind of catharsis, but I don’t want to stay in that frame of mind. I can’t thank marsocmom enough for posting this song in a comment for me. … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about you

Just once… I’d love to express something and have a response that reflected caring and interest in what I just said.  This morning when I was bending with stiff muscles from the garden, I said, “Ohh… I’m so sore!” He … Continue reading

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Hello insomnia

Not sure what’s up with my recent insomnia.  Nothing is new that I’m consciously aware of.  The same old, same old.  Living the functional dysfunction when your spouse is like more like a platonic roommate, but it doesn’t tear me … Continue reading

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Cobbling shoes

“Into his handsome face, the bitter waters of captivity had worn; but, he covered up their tracks with a determination so strong, that he held the mastery of them even in his sleep.”  A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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