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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. 57 more words

Emotional Abuse

A witness to myself

A reader asked why I speak my truth to my passive aggressive husband.  Why bother?

To answer the question regarding why I speak my truth to him, it’s because I reply or respond in truth to his words or behaviors, or to explain my own boundaries or choices. 505 more words

Covert Abuse

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. 565 more words

Passive Aggressive Behavior

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.  ( 23 more words

Passive Aggressive Behavior


I remember as a newlywed that we had a clock that used to flip over numbers as the minutes went by.  I laid awake so many nights watching those numbers flip, full of tears, anger, confusion, and pain. 670 more words

Covert Abuse


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. 384 more words

Passive Aggressive Behavior