Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my mentions to tell me either A. Children are a blessed gift from heaven that should never be taken for granted or (even less helpful) B. UR DOING IT WRONG.
As a therapist, I specialize in families dealing with trauma. My work is hard, so like any good therapist, I engage in self-care. Yet, it's not enough.
The wonderful thing about knitting is that it combines mindfulness with mindlessness. You have to concentrate, sure, but you can easily lose yourself.
This is not the person my husband married. We're all a little crazy. We're all trying. Tomorrow we will not be the people we are today.
If you do decide to tell your partner that you want to see a therapist, you might feel more comfortable if you have back up plan.
Deciding to tell your partner that you want to see a therapist can be scary. And sometimes it's even a good idea to see someone together!
I don’t know what “normal” is — that is to be not in crisis — because I never knew normal, to begin with. I am the crisis friend.
Healing is hard work. It will be hard today, tomorrow, next week, next month, 3 years from now.
Remember that therapy is just one small part of your overall mental (and physical, because that mind-body shit is serious business) wellbeing.
This is your health we’re talking about, something often forgotten when it comes to treating that tricky organ hanging out between our ears. You deserve the right to a therapist who addresses your unique needs.
I thought healing would mean lying. I thought allowing myself to be helped would be falsifying documents that stated I was all right or had a happy life when I did not. I thought all I had going for me was my refusal to lie about my life, and I didn't want to give that up.
Confidence can be faked, but healing takes time, energy, and work. But it's worth it. (Image Credit: Instagram/virgietovar)
Like many women and girls, I was taught that confidence is a commodity that we can use to attain romantic and sexual attention from men. We spend a lot of money and energy trying to capture that elusive sense that we are worth a damn. But for me, healing has become my primary focus and it has led to major shifts in my sense of self, more clarity about what I need, and a deeper relationship to my desire.