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I needed him to listen and show that he cared about how I felt – to look me in the eyes and be present so I’d know he had my back. But this wasn't something he knew how to do.
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There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.
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I felt totally alone and completely misunderstood. I thought the only way to numb the pain was to kill myself.
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In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.
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Alcohol never forced itself into my hand. It never pushed its way down my throat. And it never asked to be abused by me. Those choices were all mine.
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I became a very quiet child, no longer the happy kid I used to be. I wanted answers. “Why did my mom leave me?” was all I could think about.
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I was constantly spending more on things than I needed to. I felt trapped and unable to control my money. It was controlling me.
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I get trapped in this dark place where there’s nothing to do but sleep or cry until my head pounds. On those days, just getting out of bed is a triumph that I need to acknowledge.
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He used to lock me outside our house with no shoes or coat, rage at me for an hour or more, and make me doubt my sanity. When he hit me, it was the last straw.
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At 63, I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, caused by a rare case of pneumonia that I never knew I had. My lungs were completely black. The situation was dire.
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With a pandemic raging, what can be done in the face of fear?
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Soon after I turned 15, one night on the swings at the park, he kissed me for the first time. Then everything escalated.
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The few times we were intimate it was mechanical and void of emotion on his part. Then it stopped all together. In a bizarre way, his distancing made facing his death a lot easier. He inadvertently prepared me for widowhood.
It's really about the beauty of sacrifice.
Most guys are not into romance. Especially once you have caught her and slipped the ring on her finger. Deed done, right? Maybe not.
Is it possible to have romance in between the diaper changing, 2 a.m. feedings, and sleep deprivation of being a parent?
Divorce is not just between two people. It affects others close to you, especially if you have kids. Virtually all children whose parents are separating experience painful feelings such as fear, loss, anger, and confusion. But you can help them through it.
Your marriage isn’t doomed to ending in divorce like your parents’, especially if you consider these points.
There is a difference between experiencing stress and being stressed out. One can be a positive motivator, the other can stop you dead in your tracks.
When you become close to another human being, an argument is bound to happen. This can be an opportunity to grow stronger as friends, but only if you work at it.
If you are together as a couple for any length of time, you will have conflict. It’s all about two personalities with their experiences, emotional baggage, perceptions, and feelings learning to coexist. But, unless you learn how to argue fairly, conflicts can make or break your relationship.