Parents Say the Darnedest Things

Parenthood brings many surprises.  In addition to the fact that you can go days at a time without sleep and those D cup boobs aren't as fun as you thought they'd be, you find yourself engaged in activities you never knew existed.  Between my 3 biological sons and 1 stepson, I've spent time marveling (& … Continue reading Parents Say the Darnedest Things

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Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

My youngest son drove me to a Dr's appointment tonight.    It's often illuminating spending time with captive children, and tonight did not disappoint. My son has recently started working as a cashier in the market down the street from our home.  While waiting for my prescription, he launched into a tirade about how much … Continue reading Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

Anger, Grief & Death

My bosses 19 year old son died at 4:33 today.  He suffered severe cerebral palsy from birth, and his past 3 years had been particularly cruel.  He had 4 major surgeries, each resulting in major complications.  Yesterday he suffered cardiac arrest.  Today they made the decision to remove the ventilator keeping him alive, and he … Continue reading Anger, Grief & Death

Projection

This is embarrassing to admit - even with a MA degree in Psychology I did not understand the power of projection. I loved studying Psychology but honestly, I approached it the way Catholics approach the bible.  The ideas/stories in the bible, according to Catholicism,  are metaphorical.  I don't think I've ever heard a Catholic claim … Continue reading Projection

When Bad Things Happen To Bad People

I think it's called Karma? Background: The support my ex was stipulated to pay was increased, substantially, on 2/1 The amount he actually paid did not go up.  At all. His response, when I asked him about it, was "that's between the state and my employer.  I have nothing to do with it" I spent … Continue reading When Bad Things Happen To Bad People