Category: long-term relationships

Epilogue: Five And A Half Years Later

I wrote a post entitled AFFECTIVE DEPRIVATION DISORDER AND ALEXITHYMIA IN MARRIAGE in 2014. I wrote it from a place of profound emotional and psychic pain, but there was also a thread of hope woven into that post because I thought I had found an… Continue Reading “Epilogue: Five And A Half Years Later”

The Betrayal of Disengagement: Reloaded

I wrote this post for another blog a little over a year ago, but I want to post it here, too, because I continue to get comments on this post–Affective Deprivation Disorder and Alexithymia in Marriage.  Out of hundreds of posts, that post is… Continue Reading “The Betrayal of Disengagement: Reloaded”

Being Jack Donaghy

I wondered what writing this post might feel like.  I wondered if I would ever arrive at this point.  Would I ever find my courage? Would the door ever open up for me? Was it possible? Would I ever feel permitted? I sat in… Continue Reading “Being Jack Donaghy”

The Tipping Point

Therapy is work.  I won’t lie.  I do not like it.  I sit there for almost two hours and burn in that damnable chair.  It is necessary.  I almost wish it were lying on a chaise longue talking about my father and discussing my… Continue Reading “The Tipping Point”