36: The Wedding Rings

I recognize that Beatrix was addressing her discomfort by not wearing the wedding rings. She was responding to her distress as she experienced it even when she couldn’t name it. I get that.

34: Trauma Stories

Everyone, and I mean everyone, will disconnect from their thinking brain when the pain exceeds their ability to cope. The only difference is what overwhelms me won't always overwhelm you.

26: It’s Just a Feeling

Thoughts are just thoughts, feelings are just feelings. Those uncomfortable experiences aren't directives to act. They aren't even real.

18: Sex.

There are places I remain frozen in the past. An outcome of my marriage and the last several relationships is I feel as if I am sexually wrecked. I feel frozen between desire and doubt, analysis and paralysis, ambition and silence

17: Picture This

No matter how I reacted, it wasn't going to undo the consequences of the impact. There are some things that cannot be fixed.

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