They don’t wake up planning to hurt, manipulate and cheat. Narcissists are emotionally damaged. But their story is not our responsibility — and reasons are not excuses. After my text to him I shut my phone off to hide. My life felt suddenly over. “This is good for you”, I reasoned aloud. “You did the right thing.” … Continue reading I Was In Love With A Narcissist: How I Left His Harem and Rediscovered Myself
Having a conversation about past relationships recently served up the usual questions. "You love them, sure. But were you ever 'in love' with this person?" As soon as I asked, memories of my own past relationships popped up in my head. Sometimes the answers are never as simple as the questions - and only leave … Continue reading The Love Riddle
Watching my mother's green Vega fade from our driveway every morning while I pretended to be on the bus to school was part of my senior year routine. Truancy wasn't on my radar so much as the fantasy of escape. Also, I convinced myself that continuous squatting in the bushes outside our back patio was … Continue reading Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.