Monthly Archives: July 2014

Last night I said no

Last night was not a stellar night for our relationship.  Brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed, my husband suddenly wanted to be intimate, and I flatly expressed zero interest.  In all these years, his expressing a desire to … Continue reading

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The alarm clock

Bittersweet is the tale of the alarm clock.  I don’t think I’ve written about the time several years ago that we were by default separated.  In true Dicken’s fashion, it really was a time of contrasts for best and worst, … Continue reading

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He knows what’s going on inside of me

My passive aggressive husband has an uncanny ability to read my very thoughts at times.  He always seems to know what’s really going on inside of me.  He has an awareness that’s beyond normal. One day recently driving to the … Continue reading

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That stop business

Some here may remember that several years ago, I stumbled late one night on to an internet forum for verbal abuse.  I almost skipped over it, because verbal abuse is not the typical method my passive aggressive husband has used.  … Continue reading

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Stuff and clutter

One of my favorite bloggers just wrote about seeing an enormous mutant blue plastic thing outside her bedroom window that her passive aggressive husband apparently plans to use as his swimming pool.  You can read about it here: really? This … Continue reading

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I have flowers again

I love flowers, but didn’t have them in my life for probably the last decade.  It was touch and go getting some veggies started ahead of time from seed and taking them to the point they could be transplanted into … Continue reading

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Raising kids in the fog of abuse

Nothing cheerful or hopeful or strong here in this post.   Sooner or later, I’ll force myself to respond to my own thoughts below, and choose the healthiest and strongest perspective to frame them in. In this moment, I want to … Continue reading

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