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A long day

So therapy today. As usual I arrived intending to talk and protect myself. As usual she found her way into my core and i found myself tearful with exhaustion but relief. 649 more words

Dealing with self-blame, Celexa withdrawal, and harsh accusations 

I have been completely off my anxiety medicine for a week now. The headaches have subsided, but I am suffering pretty bad when it comes to the self-blame part of my anxiety. 1,433 more words


The Blame Game: Fault & Assault

Sansa Stark and Dark Streets, How Mixed Messages Continue Notions of Self-Blame and Victim Blaming

Rape in Pop Culture

Sansa Stark’s new husband, the evil Ramsay Bolton, recently raped her on a Game of Thrones episode. 1,512 more words

When self-help can be social harm

Self-help is not a bad thing per se. Don’t get me wrong. But the very core of its ideology – that you need to look inwards to improve things for yourself, can be damaging. 985 more words

The Mothercoaster


I’ve realized a problem I have.

Today, a dear friend and I made plans to go see a movie tomorrow. About an hour ago, she texted me saying she couldn’t talk, but that she might not be able to make it. 344 more words

Mental Health

If You Have Survived...

Sometimes, the critical voices from all sides can be overwhelming to abuse victims (and non-victims, for that matter).  Other times, the criticism of a single loved one will become the inescapable voice in our heads. 275 more words

Child Abuse

Narcissistic Behavior 1: Sees Himself as Victim and Avoids Responsibility

The next few posts will be dedicated to illustrating the characteristics of narcissistic behavior and to pointing out how those characteristics were mirrored in my relationship with Mr. 1,506 more words