Category Archives: emotional abuse

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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random stuff…

Today is my 27th wedding anniversary. I didn’t want this to come.  But it did. My daughter who lives at home is visiting my daughter who lives in another state. He is gone today.  That’s fine.  That’s super!  He invited … Continue reading

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hair cut…

I’ve had a stressful week and I have two more days to go. Part of my job includes working for the Compliance department.   Our company will be having a scheduled government audit in a couple of weeks, so the … Continue reading

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thinking about “rough morning”

There is something I’ve been thinking about from the conversation Thursday morning. When he told me that he wanted sex and asked what he had to do to get sex and said, fix the roof, fix the floors, buy cars … Continue reading

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two outta three…

“I wanted to wash the dishes for you before you got home, but I didn’t have time because of going to Wal-Mart [for himself] and picking blueberries [for himself and his mom].”  

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rough morning, rough day

This morning, my husband and I talked for a long time. (I was forty-five minutes late to work.) We’ve been going to different churches for several months now and he thinks I should go to the same church that he … Continue reading

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saying yes instead of no

He asked me if I wanted to meet him at a certain restaurant near where I work for dinner tonight. Well, I don’t. But I said, sure. Why don’t I give myself a voice?  Why don’t I say, well, no, … Continue reading

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