Category Archives: anger

That Moment…

There is that moment when you realize that the game is rigged, the rules are one-sided (and not favoring you), you have lost, and there is nothing you can do about it? Today is a day like that. I find … Continue reading

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The Anxiety in Spain Falls Mainly in the Plain

In the mail yesterday I received a new counselor recommended workbook called The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety. I spent about 30 minutes today flipping through it to get an idea about the book, its principles, and its tone. The … Continue reading

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Foes, and Other Assholes

    I have been heavy of heart this week. I will not go into the details, but the details brought on larger topics for my brain to digest. As I write this, please do not think I am taking … Continue reading

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Serenity Now!

The best advise I can give to the victims of narcissists is the serenity prayer:   God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond

It has been 17 days since my last Effexor. The brain-zaps, though not changing in frequency, have lessened in intensity, giving me some relief. The physical side of the equation is coming into line. This week’s change is on the … Continue reading

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Frustrated About Frustration

A Keen Observation by My Wife: During a discussion the other day, my wife said that she has noticed me getting frustrated about being frustrated (when I get frustrated). This is a very astute observation: I get mad at myself … Continue reading

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A Blessing and a Curse, and the Reverse

Being raised by an NPD parent, one of the survival strategies I developed was to show no emotional response to statements my abuser made that were inflammatory and intended to start a “drama.” This survival strategy was far from perfect, … Continue reading

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