Category Archives: therapy

I H8 Ang-Zahy-I-Tee

I am about 9 or 10 weeks off Effexor now. Now that I am non-medicated, it seems I have massive anxiety. Lucky me!!! It has been an anxious week, for sure. More than that, I realize now that I have … Continue reading

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It Puts the Lotion on the Skin……

Since coming off Effexor six weeks ago, I have begun experiencing all sorts of interesting new and old sensations and emotions. I’m sure I will write about them all, but today I wanted to address one physical manifestation of emotions … Continue reading

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My Relationship With Music (How Music Saved My Life) Part 2 of 3

Music: How I Survived My counselor said two things to me that gave me great pause: 1) Mine is the worst case of abuse she ever had in her office, and 2) She does not know how I get out … Continue reading

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Being Unafraid of Pain

This was in my inbox today. This is they kind of stuff I have been learning in counseling. You don’t have to be afraid of pain. If it’s going to be there, you can let it be there—but don’t let … 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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Oh Yeah, I Remember This!!

I am in the final stages of coming off Effexor, now taking 37.5 mg every 48 hours. I am on my 3rd round of 48 hours. The second round was the worse so far, contributing to my going home sick … Continue reading

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They’re Feeding Us Shit on a Shingle!

How many morality tales have we seen in our lives? Between books, movies, and TV, we have all seen thousands, and they are all bullshit, my friend. I know that sounds like a harsh way to look at things, but … Continue reading

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