Dr. Kathleen Young is hosting, and has themed this month’s edition as the Independence edition. Looks to be packed full of good stuff. If you want to do some reading this weekend, check it out!
Today is my second wedding anniversary. We aren’t going to be doing anything special today to celebrate, mostly because she’s got a 12 hour workday scheduled, but we will be celebrating in style by relaxing in Tennessee for most of the week! After my first marriage ended in utter failure due to my ongoing battles…
When did it become unhealthy to not yell and scream when you’re angry? What I mean is, I am not someone who yells and screams when I’m angry, but that doesn’t mean I’m repressing my anger. It’s just not how I choose to express my anger. I’m not burying it and letting it fester, I’m…
We could also talk about abuse here too, and all the ways our stories all invalidated. How many of these have you heard from folks who find out about the abuse you dealt with as a child, or even as an adult:
“You were young, you’ll get over it” (Or you don’t remember it that well)
“Are you sure it was abuse?”
“I can’t imagine (abuser) doing that”
“Why didn’t you just leave?”
“How could you have let that happen?”
Going back over 10 years ago to when I first started this blog, the goal has always been to help survivors feel less alone. Last week I was reminded, yet again, of the importance of talking about it. There was a time in my life when it seemed like I was somehow attracting other survivors…
Leah asks a good question in the comments for that last post: Why is it so hard for us (survivors) to compliment ourselves, feel good about our work and the like?! – I too have experienced this and it is frustrating. I think a large part of the answer has to do with comfort levels….