Catharsis is defined as the process of venting aggression in a socially acceptable way to release or get rid of emotions. According to psychologist Peggy Olsen, the catharsis theory suggests that feelings build up and created if not vented in the same way air builds up in a balloon until it bursts. 24 more words
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I just finished “A Small, Good Thing” a story from Cathedral written by Raymond Carver. If you don’t know Carver, an anecdote is in order. … 531 more words
Originally posted elsewhere, December 3, 2013
I was a wreck.
I’d spent the last seven and a half years entirely devoted to a relationship, and a dynamic, pouring my heart and soul and effort and love and submission into trying to make it the best it could be, for both of us. 664 more words