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Every now and then, something new shakes loose

There are just so many weird, little ways that my abusive, rapist ex continues to have na impact on my life and my brain, that eight years later I am still finding new ones. 612 more words

Here But Not - Secrets From An Absent Mind

Sometimes I don’t sleep… because I’m scared. I lay spread out on my bed, staring at the ceiling as I clench my teeth. I get scared because my mind plays the cruelest tricks on me… and it’s such a horrible feeling not being able to control what you think. 321 more words

Stand with me in the Light

When I was about 15 I walked along the train tracks a block from my house and tempted my body to stay on the tracks as a locomotive barreled through my being. 983 more words

Healing

going to therapy

So last year, maybe the year before, I went through three therapists before I found a really really good one.   It’s kinda weird talking to someone about your most private thoughts. 109 more words

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Book Review: Have a Nice Guilt Trip

Sometimes impatience is a virtue.
Lisa Scottoline, Have a Nice Guilt Trip

My TBR (to be read) pile this Labor Day weekend is a trio of books by the mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella.   504 more words

EmPOWERment

surviving abuse

For a lot of my life I have squashed and suppressed all emotion – there was a lot anger and self hatred though, for various reasons.    112 more words

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