Routine (noun.) a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program Routines. Most commonly, we hear and refer to routines when we are talking about young children. I often hear parents talking about not wanting to get their toddler off their routine, because then they become difficult (and usually cranky!). Why is that? Well, it’s [...]
Sure, I asked myself over a thousand times "why do I like being a part of these toxic relationships?" Now when I mention "relationships" I do not mean just romantic but friendships as well. Whew! Not only did it take one, but about three toxic relationships later when I was able to understand why I did. [...]
“Are you okay? Is anything wrong? You seem different.” These are the phrases I repeatedly heard my senior year of high school. My parents were highly concerned about me and it wasn’t for another five years that I finally understood what was going on. I was struggling with depression. It wasn’t until my early twenties, [...]
I have been married to my husband for 12 years and together for 17. We have two daughters ages 8 and 11. He is a Chief in the Navy and is months away from retirement. In 2006 when I was pregnant with my first daughter, I began having extreme highs and lows and was quite unstable throughout the later part of my pregnancy. I had shown signs of all this prior but didn't acknowledge I had any issues. My spouse was also preparing for his IA to Iraq.
The psychological and verbal abuse was evident to everyone else but me.