Monthly Archives: May 2014

the outhouse

This morning, I received an email from my husband with the subject, “thinking of you.”  The only thing in the email was an attachment.  I opened the attachment and there was a picture of him. A picture of him sitting … Continue reading

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Friday night…

On Thursday, he sent me a text saying: You are cordially invited to join me on the rooftop for dinner tomorrow night at quarter past seven.  The favor of a reply is requested. If you have seen the movie “Kate … Continue reading

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after “sobbing – praying – stupid me”

That evening, after the morning I wrote “sobbing – praying – stupid me,” he asked me why I cried when I woke up in the mornings. I told him that I struggle with depression, that I don’t like my life. … Continue reading

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sobbing – praying – stupid me

So many mornings I wake up horribly depressed.  When this happens, I lie in bed and cry.  Usually as quietly as possible. This morning was one of those mornings. Only when I finally quit hitting the snooze button and sat … Continue reading

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how do you cope?

So, what are your coping mechanisms? What do you do to survive? How do you keep from going over the edge? How do you make it through one more day, one more minute? What keeps you from losing it altogether? … Continue reading

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Emotionally Strong: Is It Always a Good Thing?

The following post was written by educator and psychotherapist Kristin Barton Cuthriell, author of The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life.   You can read the original post here. Emotionally strong people don’t cry. They don’t get their … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

So, how was your Mother’s Day? Mine was fine, from a mother/daughter perspective. I called my mom and talked (or rather, mostly listened) to her for awhile.  The office she works for had moved into a new building this week … Continue reading

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