Archive for April 2012

The Diary of a Nervous Breakdown - Part 1

I had a breakdown on Tuesday night. My emotional bank was exhausted. Actually, I think it began on Monday, if you want to be picky. Or maybe it was earlier. It was a tough, strange week. All last week leading up to Easter, I had the feeling that something bad was going to happen. Not... Read more »

The Diary of a Nervous Breakdown - Part Two

Part One is here. I did not want to go back. I didn’t want more triggers. I couldn’t handle more triggers. I could not. But, I had an appointment scheduled. It’s just one more week. I can survive this, I told myself. I woke up the next morning, shaking with fear. No more triggers. Please.... Read more »

Becoming Episcopalian : Tomorrow night

I am officially being received into the Episcopal Church during tomorrow night’s Easter Vigil. Where did Lent go? For that matter, where did the beginning of the year go? I can’t believe it’s almost Easter. Alas, that’s one of the downsides of being a grad student. I fully meant to read the Book of Common... Read more »

Forgiving an abusive parent

It’s interesting. A topic recently on my online support group has been about dealing with family members who pressure you to “forgive” your personality disordered parent. I mean, in relationships that are healthier, the other person works on improving him/herself, and you move on, together. This type of a more reasonable dysfunction is common in... Read more »