Category Archives: emotional abuse

his mom = the country

His mom is not doing well. She has had bone cancer for over three years now and the bones in her back have really, really deteriorated.  She is in the hospital right now because surgery they did on her back … Continue reading

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a bizarre comment

This morning, my husband started talking about the news story about actor Dimitri Diatchenko killing and eating his ex-girlfriend’s rabbit.  (See story here, if you really want to.) Years ago, we had dinner at the home of friends.  (This post … Continue reading

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good enough to keep

I received this email from my sister yesterday; she is two years younger than I am. Last night we were watching a MacGuiver episode and something really stood out to me.  I don’t know if you have watched much MacGuiver, … Continue reading

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a worthless shell

I try so hard and I screw up so much. It wouldn’t matter if I didn’t care and I screwed up. But I hate it that I do care and I do try and I still screw up. And then … Continue reading

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cold and tired and dark

My husband has been trying to get me to watch a Bible Study that his church put on DVD about love and respect.  It seems like it is based on the Love and Respect book.  I don’t want to watch … Continue reading

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The Perfect Relationship

I came across an article the other day (click here for article) where the author was discussing the internet meme below.  She went on to share her view and she wrote her own poem of The Perfect Relationship, which I … Continue reading

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I can’t see beyond this

I can’t see beyond this. I can’t see anyone loving me. I can’t see having a house that isn’t dilapidated. I can’t see not struggling with depression. I can’t see having a job that is more fulfilling for me. I … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

Thank you to all of you for reading my blog. I started my blog – three years ago today! – to unburden my thoughts and emotions here rather than constantly unburdening them to my very sweet, kind, patient brother. I … Continue reading

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this is beautiful…

(The poem below was posted on the blog of Dr Bill Wooten.  Click here for original post.) Self- Observation Without Judgment Release the harsh and pointed inner voice. it’s just a throwback to the past, and holds no truth about … Continue reading

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well that was just generous

He gave me an extra $40 for Thanksgiving. Now, maybe my sisters and my sister-in-law could do Thanksgiving for 14 people for $40, but extreme frugality is not one of my strengths. I guess I’ll be paying for Thanksgiving. But … Continue reading

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