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Day 46: Divorce, Separation, Marriage Counseling...?

Perhaps others who get sober discover that their lives just keep improving…but I suspect I’m not the only one who suddenly sees a little more clearly, and discovers that everything is a complete mess. 1,450 more words


In My Coat Inside

On that mild December afternoon, when I finally realized that I had been wearing my winter jacket around my house for most of the day, I felt silly. 690 more words

Mental Health

a truly shitty week

Sorry not to be my bubbly self but i think it’s time to get a little more honest up in here. i can usually find something positive in the situation but seriously? 660 more words


Searching For My Tribe

Having come from a harsh, disjointed family system, I have struggled all my life with the idea of “belonging,” the experience of being part of a group without having to justify or demonstrate my worthiness (my parents frequently threatened banishment as a form of punishment/discipline).  764 more words


Holiday depression and how we cope

I grew up in a very dysfunctional family that was pseudo-Christian in that we went to church on occasion and followed the holidays. We also made a big thing of getting together on the holidays even when we were adults and left home and even though they almost always ended up in arguments and hurt feelings and people storming off. 348 more words

Opinions And Points Of View

Face of Alzheimer's

My mother has Alzheimer’s. At writing this, she is a month short of her 91st birthday and is in relatively good health otherwise. She is in a full care facility and is comfortable there. 732 more words

Other World

A Wedding

I did not attend.  I stayed locked in the upstairs bathroom for the duration.  Seething with anger and overwhelmed with great sadness;  a fine recipe for a tumultuous tantrum. 118 more words

Musings Of A Child