Category Archives: suicidal pain

The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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I like living

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” ~ Agatha Christie I write a lot about … Continue reading

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Why recovering from suicidal crises is hard

I didn’t know this week is Suicide Prevention week, but I found out when I read one of my favorite trauma treatment blogs: Dr. Kathleen Young, Treating Trauma in Tuscon. In my experience, suicide attempts are traumatic experiences.  Suicidal ideation … Continue reading

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Just a little bit of hell on earth.

My husband has reached a level of self-understanding that he has been able to acknowledge his passive-aggressive behavior. And it’s great. Wonderful even.  Hoo-rah. But having my perceptions confirmed and validated of his covert abusive ways doesn’t eradicate that the … Continue reading

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C-PTSD or Borderline Personality Disorder or a little bit of both?

To date, this post has been viewed over 11oo times (and counting) since I first published it.  Let me just say, I’m glad you found your way to this post.  I know you, or someone you love is struggling with … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex-PTSD, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotionally Absent Mother, Father Loss, Hope, Lost in the Mirror, Mindfulness, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Narcissistic Parents, Self-harm, suicidal pain, Trapped in the Mirror, Trauma | 9 Comments