Category Archives: recovery from abuse

TGI (almost)F

No, it’s not Friday yet, but I am giving thanks that I have therapy to look forward to.  Not sarcastic, quite sincere, and very grateful. Last Friday (the second session) was draining and difficult, but not so much from what … Continue reading

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Wordless but clear communications

It’s so strange how a passive aggressive man doesn’t need to say the actual words, but can clearly convey that you’ve offended, displeased, missed the mark, done something wrong, not done enough etc., and yet utterly deny that he feels … Continue reading

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Hate that question

This virus is kicking my booty, but I’m crawling to recovery.  A couple of healthy young people I know got over the same thing in about a third of the time it’s taking with me.  This reminds me of various … Continue reading

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Knowing how to live

In a recent email conversation with a friend, she asked me about what I’ve been doing.  The typical simple question that’s phrased in various ways, and yet often so difficult to answer. How are you? What are you up to? … Continue reading

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And that’s okay

I have a friend that taught me that okay is okay.  Sometimes our inner critic just won’t shut up, and can get kind of sneaky about raising the bar.  No matter how hard you try, you’re aware of Perfection!!!… only … Continue reading

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