One Last “It’s All About Meeeee”

I recognize that this blog is quite self-serving. But I need to tell someone this stuff as I go through it, and my faithful 15 readers give me just the encouragement I need. Maybe all this will end up in a book someday. At least, that's what I tell myself to justify being so self-serving.... Continue Reading →

Standing Up

Counseling has been getting real these days.  My counselor called me on my constant referral to "the terrible wounds" that have resulted from my marriage and asked me to define them. Off the top of my head, I couldn't. Partly because I had stuffed them into a deep dark hole so I wouldn't have to... Continue Reading →

Avoid Such People

The verse that has been coming into my mind for the past couple of months, regarding my narcissist husband and the crisis it has brought our family to, is the one that says, "In the last days, men will be lovers of themselves..." I've been taking a little comfort in the fact that this terrible... Continue Reading →

True Peace Takes Time

This whole new thing I'm doing, speaking up for myself... this whole telling the truth thing. The refusing to continue to keep the peace thing... So as it turns out, when you do that, you don't actually have peace. At least, not right away. I've always prided myself on being a quick study. And then,... Continue Reading →

Undecided

Meeting #2 happened.  This time I spoke up for myself.  I told my small group leader ahead of time that when I am in a room with my husband, my brain shuts down and I can't speak about what exactly the problem is.  She told me I had to speak up. I told her I... Continue Reading →

Annidamnversary

So it was our 26th anniversary last month.  My husband made plans for a surprise whisk-me-away weekend a couple of hours drive out of town. Now I love surprises.  I love them so much, I tend to be looking for them, which makes me very hard to surprise. Buying me gifts on Amazon and forgetting... Continue Reading →

I’ll Be Watching You

My daughter found out last night that someone has been watching her via a hidden camera. It's innocent enough - it was probably just an oversight. And yet. She was house-sitting for a family in the ritzy part of town.  She has been doing this on and off for a couple of years, every time... Continue Reading →

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