Falling Slowly

It’s already May 10th and I’m not even sure where to start with what’s been going on this month. There’s been a lot. The past two weeks have flown right by. April ended on a lousy note with a week long migraine and sinus infection which is nothing new. The insomnia got pretty bad too….

Vulnerability and opening up to someone new.

It’s Friday night and for the first time in about a week, I have good energy, I’m wide awake and feeling good. This past week was terrible between the insomnia, migraines and everything else that seemed to hit. But I always snap out of the funks even if they seem to last longer and longer…

Coming home again

It’s end of the month already and only one day left in March. Hard to believe that we’re already four months into the year and what a whirlwind of fuckery and emotions it has been. And no, I don’t apologize for my language. That’s just part of who I am now. I’m vulgar and readers…

Wednesday Wisdom: unsolicited relationship advice

This was a question that popped up on Reddit and I thought I would share my response with you here – in case you needed some support. Take it with a grain of salt. I’m obviously not married. But I’ve had my fair share of long-term relationships. I also learn from others – friends and…

Love is a complicated thing – the story of us

I woke up this morning around 9:30 am after a restless night of sleep. It’s a cool day outside, cloudy, with spurts of rain. I’ve already had a disagreement with someone on Twitter when I said, “I hope it rains all weekend.” The smoke is still bad here, and I won’t be able to go…

How did your relationship end?

It’s been a gorgeous spring day here in the south end of the city. I missed most of this due to exhaustion. I think my body is still getting used to the new condo. But the sun is shining. I’ve got the windows open and blinds open to brighten up the place. It’s still a…

How to tell if a person is a narcissist

A discussion popped up on Reddit today and it got me thinking about my most recent ex-love Trigger. That’s not my nickname for him. That’s what he called himself online if you can believe that. The discussion was about a certain politician that many of us in Alberta have come to loathe. On the day…

Thinky Thoughts: unconventional relationships

It’s quiet in my building tonight. And it’s dark outside – even by 5 pm, it was already pitch black. I had a pretty good day until I started working on my Christmas tree. It’s just a tiny little tree from Michaels. A 4 foot prelit tree. It’s kind of like a Charlie Brown Christmas…

Never make someone a priority, when you are just an option.

After I wrote my piece this morning on emotional abuse, I got thinking about my relationship with James. It was an on and off relationship that went on for many years. Too many years. 19 years to be exact. Now first off – we didn’t date all that time. We met when I was 20…

How to recognize emotional abuse

Emotional abuse comes in many forms and isn’t always easy to recognize. Sometimes abuse is subtle while in other cases, emotional abuse can leave lasting scars that never fully heal. I speak here, from personal experience and I am going to share some warning signs to look out for. Unfortunately, I’ve been in my fair…