Emotional Abuse – Being Made to Feel Ugly

When friends used to tell me that I was experiencing emotional abuse, I would laugh because in my mind, it was absurd. I consider myself an intelligent, and independent woman. How could I be emotionally abused? I’m not like those women who stay in a battered relationship. I’m not needy, or worse… Weak. I can’t be […]

A Happier Person

I don’t remember the exact date, as I have a tendency of blocking unpleasant things out of my memory, but I think I’m at a one-year mark since my “official” divorce. I used the quotation marks because that was when the court actually mandated the divorce, but I was separated from the Ex months before […]

Been Away

I miss S. It’s been almost 3 months since we’d said goodbye, and had our final session. I miss having someone to talk to who not only wouldn’t judge, but also would provide essential feedback to me. I know I’m in a much better place now, which is why we both agreed on termination, but […]

Of Being Happy and Mindful

I am happy today. I am so happy that my anxiety, and depression are temporarily gone from my awareness. It’s different. Something else is different too. For the first time in my life, I am not afraid to say that I am proud of the fact that I am happy. I don’t have to make excuses […]