Tag Archives: passive aggressive

The flip sides of being sick

It occurred to me that I’ve had a sort of mini vacation by being sick since last Saturday.  I’ve had fever, sore throat, coughing and that not only has put me out of commission, but people were agreeable about my … Continue reading

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Trauma bonding stinks

I just reblogged a post about trauma bonding, but wanted to add a separate post with a few thoughts.   Understanding trauma bonding (Stockholm Syndrome) is critical to understanding abuse with an intimate partner. I’ve no doubt that trauma bonding is … Continue reading

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Truth, fog, and a tea kettle

It can be formidably difficult to find the truth when you’re in the foggy murk of passive aggressive dynamics.  Every now and then, the truth will just belligerently blurt out. One of my favorite bloggers wrote about her passive aggressive … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday catching a bus story

I found a couple old journals, and let me tell you that it’s probably more fun to get a root canal than to read those.  Reading about my own life seems surreal and macabre, with its moments of humor, like … Continue reading

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Inordinate amount of energy

I’m pretty sure that most people tend to second guess, look back, sort and reflect, and process what they could have, would have, should have done differently. The recent incident with giving my son a ride is one of those … Continue reading

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The aftermath and PTSD

(I wrote this post yesterday, but was still upset and decided to sleep on it.  I felt particularly vulnerable, but it’s a real snap from the day.) What a mess I am.  I thought I was dealing with yesterday okay.  … Continue reading

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The drama we step in

Yesterday morning, IF my husband hadn’t caused that drama, I imagine what would have happened would have been a normal conversation later, the kind of communication that seeks to avoid it happening again.  My best guess is that his getting … Continue reading

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