You’re too sensitive. You’re jumping to conclusions. You can’t take a joke. You blow everything out of proportion. You’re making a big deal out of nothing. You don’t have a sense of humor. You see everything in the worst possible light. You take things too seriously. You feel too much.
Have you ever heard any of the following from your SO? “You’re trying to start a fight.” “You just want to be right.” You don’t feel that way.” You’re too sensitive.” You’re making it a bigger deal than it is.” Someone who is verbally or emotionally abusive will often use
Twenty-five years is a long time. In my life it encapsulated three college degrees, three houses, two beautiful daughters, dozens of camping trips, 20 years of teaching, and 20 years of living the Thin Blue Line life, which meant carrying the responsibilities of a single mom most of the time.
Crash! My head jerked around at the sound of breaking glass. In horror, I saw my son pull the table cloth off the table, and with it my cherished heirloom candy dish from my great-grandmother. A gasp escaped my lips and my son looked, wide-eyed into my face. A look
Recovering from a devastating break up is similar to a community recovering from a natural disaster. You do a lot of looking back and analyzing—trying to understand how you missed the signs and how you allowed yourself to be so unprepared for the imminent destruction that was headed your way.
The day I died was the most devastating day my wife has ever experienced. The pain of my loss took her on a journey that tore her apart and left her gasping for air. Like the mythical phoenix, she emerged a stronger version of herself. She is now more beautiful,