Category Archives: Family and/or Relationships

Dismantling Illusions

I am exhausted.  Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  My sleep has been even more sporadic than usual, and I even when I get sleep, it doesn’t make me feel refreshed.  I know it’s because as my therapist said, I’m doing some fucking heavy psychological work here.  No, she didn’t say fucking, but she implied it,… Continue Reading


My father is coming home for four days in early September.  My mom emailed me the info tonight, and I don’t know what to do with it.  To top it off, his favorite sister just passed, and they aren’t sure when they are having the funeral.  Which means that he will be raw from the… Continue Reading

Just Say No

No. Can you say the word no out loud?  Easy, isn’t it?  No.  Two letters.  It’s a very useful word.  I can use it in just about every capacity except one–I have a really hard time saying no to my family.   Well, really, I have a hard time saying no to anyone, but especially… Continue Reading