Pandemic raising toxic relationships from the dead?

There is a reason old relationships are left behind to die. I don’t just mean romantic relationships—all relationships: friendships, familial, and romantic. Maybe you know why it happened, maybe you don’t. And I get it. We’re all feeling the pain of loneliness and isolation. Trying to fill hours, days, weeks, and months with something, anything. Stuck with a lot of time on our hands to reflect and reminiscence. This pandemic

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Social Distancing in the Era of COVID: Even Loners Struggle to Cope

COVID got me like “Bam! Knew you were full of sh*t!” All those years of typical loner attitude and introversion just weren’t quite enough to prepare me for this long haul social distancing. I used to dream about how nice it would be living away from people, not having to interact with anyone and just living my life. But I still live in a neighborhood surrounded by people. I don’t

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In Support of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 2019

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. What is World Suicide Prevention Day? According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website, it “is an opportunity for all sectors of the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, volunteers, those bereaved by suicide, other interested groups and individuals – to join with [them] to focus public attention on the needs of people at

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Reblog: Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my…

Today is World Mental Health Day. Not unlike any other day, I was poking around the internet-sphere in search of comforting, explanatory, or otherwise related information on things I struggle with – mental health overall, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and so on. I came upon this blog post and am reblogging because it is both uber-relatable and a good read. Much thanks to its author. Love & Light, M.A.Young There

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A Part of My Story

**Potential Trigger Warning: I debated posting this and held the post for several days going back and forth about whether I wanted to share this piece of my story. This morning I concluded that nothing will ever change if no one knows any of our stories. So I’m posting it. What’s done is done and there’s no going back, but there are lessons to be learned. I invite and encourage

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