Part 5, dysfunctional families

Happy Easter everyone! I hope everyone recieved lots of tasty chocolate and other candies while celebrating zombie Jesus Day! I don't mean to offend anyone with that, I celebrate the rising of Jesus as well, it's just meant to be humorous. Anyway, here is the next block in my story. We are finally getting to some entertaining drama now, I just hope it doesn't come across as whining, that is not my intention. Enjoy this portion and let me know what you think of my journey so far. :) ...more

I really began thinking we had a ghost in the house

I'm a single mom with two children that their dad committed suicide when they were 13 and 15 years old, although we had been divorced for 7 yrs prior to his death we got along pretty good.  ...more

What's in a Diagnosis?

 It’s been pretty clear to me and my loved ones that I’ve had depression for a long time....more

Selfishly Sick

In reply to the NaBloPoMo Prompt:Tuesday, December 10, 2013C.S. Lewis said, "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."  - How good are you of placing others before yourself?   ...more
roseredstories - I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner - I just now saw your comment.  Thank you so, ...more

The Sound Up The Stairs

I have always been allergic to certain sounds. I'm sound-sensitive. I never realized there was a name for this, until about a year ago - when someone mentioned it on a bipolar forum. It's called misophonia, and here's a website that describes it: http://misophonia.com/.  I know it seems like nowadays they have a name for everything, but I do know that this is real, and I react exactly as that website describes - with a mixture of rage and panic - to certain sounds (although it has seemed to dissipate as I've gotten older)....more

My Time: Recovering Esteem, Discovering Dreams

In reply to the NaBloPoMo Prompt: What do you wish you had more time to do each day?(As a disclaimer: I am sick with the flu today, so please excuse this post if it's off!)  ...more

I Can't Deal With Anything. Deal With It.

I am an emotionally stunted, immature, 38 year old, who absolutely cannot handle stress in any way, shape, or form. Which isn't very convenient....more

bi polar and bleeding

I am in my mid 30's, and I can't tell you more than anything in the world, I wish I wasn't this.  Bi polar and bleeding out the head.  My thoughts are false, and I am screwing up my life.  I live in a garage in my parents house, I am on gov disability.  I lost the hope for writing.  I am beginning to become sober.  I am sad.  My older brothers 10 year marriage is on the rocks.  Everything just sucks.  I just made myself copy enthusiastic remarks to see if it would better my mood.  I am looking for somewhere to fit in....more

The Doctor who Drugged me and The people who Don’t listen.

I’m going to be vulnerable in this post. Again. I don’t enjoy these posts. I wish this part of me didn’t exist because it is so darn lonely and people just don’t seem to get it. In all the time I’ve struggled, I’ve had two people other than my husband willing to just shut their mouths and listen. My sister and my husband’s sister-in-law.I’m talking about mental illness....more
I don't think pills should be prescribed without therapy. A pill can do some of the work, but ...more