Maybe haunted isn’t the right word, um, spooked, creeped out, ok, maybe just confused.
I’ve tried to lead a normal life, really I have, but I’m afraid my attempts have been astonishingly less than successful.Everywhere I turn, so-called supernatural forces invade my peace and quiet.Ghouls, goblins, trolls, clowns, demons, ghosts, poltergeist (They’re here!), killers (JFK Files, or a version of them are supposed to be released, but my theory stands – it was aliens, so in love with Marilyn Monroe they took her to their planet and they also took John F. Kennedy because he was having her death investigated…and now you also know my theory on how Monroe ‘died’)…Serial killers, serials killers who kill serial killers (Thank you?), vampires, zombies, dragons, zombie dragons, monsters, witches, warlocks, werewolves, wizards, whatchamacallits (why am I suddenly craving chocolate?)…I admit, I’m not blameless in this, I’ve invited some…
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Some days it feels as if my crazy ass Mother is in charge of the U.S. government.
I found this old handout from my days as a treatment provider in San
Francisco’s mental health system.
It was written for survivors of domestic violence.
Few situations are more crazy making and chaotic than life with a
psychologically abusive parent or spouse.
Here are 14 points to consider as you work to free your mind from the
narcissistic cycle of Abuse.
There is the difference between humility and
We reject and expose gaslighting.
We call a lie a lie.
Healthy people do not tell other people what they want.
Anger is normal when trust is betrayed.
We have the right to say no.
We have the right to our own opinions.
We have the right to honest relationships.
We let abusive people suffer the consequences of their
actions without guilt.
We expect friends and family members who hurt us
to know how to apologize.
No one will tell us what to think.
We do not take the blame for things we did not do.
When people violate our bodies and minds we hold
Accepting what we cannot change means changing
what we can.
The self-loathing projections of the abuser do not define us.
A friend who can’t feel shame and admit to being wrong is not
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