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Wait, There Are People Who Aren't Jerks?

I was pretty down earlier this week. I wasn’t sure of the cause, but I suspected it was Cookie.

As the week progressed I kept feeling worse until finally, I realized I was sick. 1,115 more words

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Depression Returns

I’ve entered a depressive cycle for the first time in ages.

There are plenty of possible causes.

It’s February. Historically, February is the start of an emotional downturn that tends to last into late June. 1,060 more words

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Cookie, and Calming an Anxious Attachment Style

It’s an old story.

Meet someone (Cookie).*

Realize you might like them.

Freak out and start thinking of all the ways everything between you will go horribly wrong. 735 more words

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Update: The sexy professor

I approached the restaurant and saw the sexy professor waiting for me just outside. It was our third date, and the second Saturday in a row we were going out to dinner together. 450 more words

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Dating Update: Trying to Move Forward from Trauma

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”

William Goldman, The Princess Bride

It’s been a long time since I was unhappy.

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Letting it all go..

Many victims of narcissistic abuse battle to move beyond the point of pain to the path of joy. We believe that by forgiving the narcissist of all the malice they caused us that somehow we would condone the evil which is narcissistic abuse. 751 more words

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Regrets

For the first time in ages, I have a Saturday with nothing on my calendar.

One of the things that kept me so busy recently was a writing workshop on Creative Nonfiction. 744 more words

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