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 […]

Lessons in Recovery

“I know from the way you stroke my hair, the way you talk to me, the way you look at me, that you really love me,” Chérie said to me yesterday as we laid in bed. That made my heart melt. As someone who constantly feels like I’m never enough for anyone, it made me […]

Progress on Self-Affirmation

So almost a month ago, I had posted about someone that I had been chatting with – someone that I had met over a dating site in this post (Love Bug). I was supposed to meet them last weekend for the first time and they had reservations about our date. They cancelled, and told me […]

Thoughts From Therapy – #85

S and I talked about what I did on Saturday at the event. I was filled with trepidation as I recounted what I did (for context, read this: Strange Social Behavior). I was nervous because I was afraid that I’ll lose S; that he’ll be afraid of me and pull away. I didn’t want him […]