Category Archives: emotional abuse

a lesson for me to learn

I’ve been taking a online class. Several months ago, my supervisor at work asked me if I wanted to take this class and the company has payed for it.  (It is NOT a cheap class!) The class is the basics of … Continue reading

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“A Cry for Justice”

Recently, through some of my readers, I have become aware of the website “A Cry for Justice.” Whenever I read things posted on that site, I start feeling really shaky and really scared and almost tearful.  I don’t know why … Continue reading

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a new phone

I woke up depressed again.  No surprise there. (I wonder what it is like to function without depression?  What would that feel like?  How do people do that?  What would it be like to be naturally positive and optimistic?  What … Continue reading

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last night…

Last night, he made dinner, so that was nice.  I didn’t have to worry about it after I got home from work. (It didn’t taste very good and I didn’t want to eat it, but I did anyway.  I hate … Continue reading

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oh, so good

You know, the thing that gets me …. It’s when he is nice. Sometimes he…. …washes the dishes. …brings in the groceries. …offers to make dinner or buy dinner. …takes out the trash. He always feeds the cats and the … Continue reading

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romance

This past week, a girl at work got engaged.  I am very happy for her.  He seems like a nice guy.  I told her that I hope each year gets better from them. The day she was showing off her … Continue reading

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Depression

(The article below is by Dr. Keith Ablow.  I did not write it.) Robin Williams, a comic genius and one of the great storytellers of our time, apparently chose to end his life because he could not see the next chapter … Continue reading

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“It could be worse…”

“It could be worse…” When you are feeling down and someone says this to you, do you feel better? Or do you feel insane?  Frustrated?  Angry?   (fill in the blank) ? I’d really like to know.

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clutter, anyone???

Do any of you struggle with too much clutter?  Too much stuff? Can anyone tell me why I can have a box (or multiple boxes) full of stuff that I will not think about for months, or even years, and … Continue reading

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enough?

He gave me grocery money. He made dinner. He brought in the groceries when I came home. He bought a fan book for me that he thought I would like about my favorite TV show. He offered to put liniment … Continue reading

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