Category Archives: emotional abuse

just another evening…

Today I was feeling lonely and longing to be loved and to love back.  This is not an unusual occurrence.    And I was thinking – maybe I should try harder with my husband.   Maybe I can try to … Continue reading

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financial support?

My van needs work.  The estimate was close to two thousand dollars. He said he would pay half of it. I already got the brakes taken care of, and he did indeed pay for half of that. Now I need … Continue reading

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a credit card

He got a credit card advertisement in the mail. It is for Visa Black and the advertisement is a big black card, maybe 5 x 7, so it looks really impressive. For a couple of days, he carried this thing … Continue reading

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grumpy

Yesterday I was in a bad mood. I was feeling stuck in my job, feeling like I was meant for more than what I am actually doing.  I had that feeling that there is so much more out there and … Continue reading

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I needed to hear this…

This comment was left on my “About” page.  For some reason, I needed to hear this today.   Maybe it is the line “…now in a loving relationship…”  Maybe it is the hope. By the way, I appreciate so much all … Continue reading

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What’s Stopping You?

reblogged from Live & Learn

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a tale of two vehicles

Last night, I called my husband from the gym and asked him if he could borrow his mom’s car and go pick up pizza for dinner if I called and ordered the pizza. (I had driven his truck to work … Continue reading

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I want to tell him…

I want to tell him it’s over. I want to tell him that I can’t do this anymore. I want to tell him that I want a divorce. … But I’m scared.

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again…

I did it again.  I played nice. Let me set this up just a little. I’m leaving my van at the mechanic’s tomorrow.  (See post.)  And I’m driving his truck instead.  His truck is old and dirty and I really … Continue reading

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Amazon wish list…

Last night, I received an email from one of my sisters, asking me if I had sent her a gift from her Amazon wish list. I emailed her back and told her, no, I hadn’t. Then I started thinking. A … Continue reading

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