In a relationship, you should never be worried about saying how you feel.
Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, psychotic features, delusional. Words that you don’t hear often. Unless, of course, you’re a patient in a psychiatric hospital…or a professional in one. Me? I’ve been both.
It’s important to talk about why suicide attempts and ideation occur. It’s important to destigmatize the suffering of those who may be shouldering their pain in silence. It’s important to be mindful of how we treat those who choose to share their struggles and to be mindful that not everyone may be as open in coming forward or reaching out for help.
“Something’s coming Frankie, and I don’t want to be around when it gets here.”
A year and a half ago, I experienced a traumatic birth. It was something I wouldn’t wish upon anybody. My life was in danger, and my son almost lost his.
All I knew was that I was scared to leave my back toward you at your old apartment. This was out of the ordinary. The last thing you’d ever do is hurt me.
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“It has been 8 years and I still think about it every single day. I get anxiety when driving at night or in bad whether or if other people are in the car. I’ve recently started receiving some therapy, and it has helped a bit, but at this point I can’t imagine not feeling guilty.”
ARIES: You feel a very intense—but also very vague and unspecific—dread. You know there’s something wrong, something that you should be deeply worried about, but you have no idea what it is.
Is your partner kinder and more respectful to others in public than they are to you behind closed doors? Do you find that the way your partner treated you in the beginning of the relationship is unrecognizable from the way your partner treats you now?