Category Archives: emotional abuse

slept in the living room

I slept in the living room last night. I had gotten everything ready to sleep in my older daughter’s bedroom (she lives and goes to college in another state), but when it came time to go to bed, for some … Continue reading

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last night / this morning

(This post is only a few short words and it doesn’t fully convey the time involved and the intensity of my emotions.) Last night, when I was almost asleep, he told me that he wanted, needed sex.  He told me … Continue reading

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sleeping alone tonight

His mom is in the hospital again. She has been in horrible, horrible pain.  Hopefully, by now, something they have given her will have helped lessen the pain some. She was in so much pain that my husband said she … Continue reading

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I don’t know about this…

This is a man in Toastmasters who likes me. Honestly, I think everyone pretty much likes me in Toastmasters. But this man emails me a lot and has written two poems for/about me. He’s a fairly out-going person so maybe … Continue reading

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coincidence?

One thing (of many) that I don’t like about living with a passive aggressive man is that it has made me suspicious. Yesterday, he wanted me to go visit his mom.  She is not doing well. I was having a … Continue reading

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stuck

I don’t think I will ever have the courage to leave. And I don’t think anyone will ever truly want me, truly love me. I don’t think I’ll ever get to make love. I think I am stuck here until … Continue reading

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weary

I’m weary. And I’m tired of being weary. I’m tired of trying to figure things out. Like the plants in the previous post. Am I critical because all the plants were not brought in?  If I brought it up to … Continue reading

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cold plants

I have a small, unheated greenhouse that I have some tender plants in this winter.  So far, it hasn’t gotten too cold for the plants in my greenhouse – which has been very cool!  (No pun intended.) While I was … Continue reading

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me tonight

I’m so tired.  So, so tired.  I’ll tell you about it this week-end. This evening someone said to me again, meaning well, “It could be worse.”  Of course, I agreed with him.  It could be worse.   But that still … Continue reading

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“Love and Respect”

Two or three weeks ago, he asked me to please read “Love and Respect.” I said, okay.  So I’ve been reading, or rather, trying to read “Love and Respect.” It’s kind of hard to read. It seems to come from … Continue reading

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