Tagged: Relationships

Pain burning in my heart

The Burning In My Heart

Depression made it difficult for me to access my emotions. When I thought that I needed to hate my abusive ex for hurting me, hate was nowhere to be found....

What a name triggers in you

What’s In A Name?

My ex’s name triggers in me different emotions and thoughts, most of which are negative and overwhelming. I’m still not strong enough to control them or stop this trigger altogether....

Defense Mechanism-Rationalization

What Happens When You Rationalize Your Emotions?

What happens when you rationalize your emotions? If you were hurting, would you hurt less? Would your rationalizations keep the pain away in the first place? Can you protect yourself without punishing yourself one way or the other?