Category Archives: emotional abuse

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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anxious about counseling

I made an appointment to see the counselor that the man from Toastmasters recommended.  The counselor’s name is Fred. Fred emailed documents consisting of the usual stuff: forms for name, address, SS#, insurance info,  directions to the office, etc. There … Continue reading

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last night / tonight

Okay, so last night I couldn’t get him to leave the house and go visit his parents so my daughter could call her sister.  (See post.) Tonight he decides he needs to go help his parents and spends an hour … Continue reading

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utilikit

Last night my husband put on his brand new utilikilt. Of course, I knew nothing of the purchase until he showed up wearing it.  He said he bought it off of Amazon. (You can click this link if you want … Continue reading

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craziness

I can’t function tonight. I don’t know how to describe it. I haven’t gotten enough sleep this week.  I’ve been too emotional this week and cried way too much.  I feel like I haven’t handled things well this week.  Maybe … Continue reading

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out in the cold

My younger daughter lives at home and my other daughter lives in another state. They used to call and talk to each other every Friday night, but they haven’t done that for awhile.  They decided they wanted to talk to … Continue reading

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Johnnies

A couple of weeks ago in Toastmasters, during Table Topics, I got the question, how do you feel about the coming of winter? In case you don’t know, Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills.  And … Continue reading

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another therapist

I talked with another therapist person this morning. My company has an Employee Assistance Program that offers counseling and referrals for further help as needed.  I can have three free counseling sessions with a person from the EAP company.   … Continue reading

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I hate crumbs

Okay.  Maybe I don’t hate crumbs.  I actually like crumbs. They make me feel warm and happy. But then the warm and happy wears off and I feel so cold and empty. And then I wish the crumbs hadn’t been … Continue reading

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health insurance

My employer pays for my health insurance.  I pay for health insurance for my daughter’s through my employer. He is self-employed and has paid for his own insurance.  His insurance plan is coming to an end, so he has to … Continue reading

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