I feel like I should also apologize for all the lousy likenesses over the last three years.
Tag Archives: childhood trauma
February 21st, 2017
Every time I think I might be done with going to therapy for this, some new wrinkle comes up. This is today’s.
January 24th, 2017
We can all contribute. We can all help. Mostly by listening.
November 1st, 2016
Maybe you need to hear this, too.
October 7th, 2016
August 23rd, 2016
Group therapy can teach you so much about yourself in the things you learn about someone else. Also, a few people out there definitely had to die in my brain before I could start over with them. That doesn’t mean we’re ever going to be close again, but they are fully not what they were before. And that’s a good thing.
August 14th, 2016
I saw Nine again today. Knowing what to expect helped me get more out of the show, but it also made some other things … a bit awkward.
July 23rd, 2016
Maybe don’t make jokes about strangers being child molesters? Especially since you never know when they’re a victim and your shitty jokes (there was more than one – I cut this short for brevity) might trigger them.
I’m not saying it was fair or reasonable of me to be triggered by a fairly innocuous joke, but I am saying that I was.
June 20th, 2016
If you find yourself telling a victim of abuse that your perception of their experience is more important than their actual experience, understand that you’re contributing to the culture that keeps abuse survivors from speaking up. You’re part of the reason battered spouses stay and rape victims don’t file charges.
But the good news is that you can stop. You can learn. And I hope that you do. Because the world doesn’t need more of that garbage.
May 31st, 2016
I feel like such an uncomfortable, wounded kid so much of the time. I can’t tell you what it means to just feel like myself around some of you. And maybe this will give you some insight into why I’m awkward sometimes or why it took a while for us to be close. I’m always working on it and it’s always getting better, but it’s most definitely “a thing.”