Day 236: The Visit

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We are thankfully on the downslope of The Visit from my mom. Her constant presence is causing me so much unease, anxiety, and pain old stress. I canโ€™t seem to even think straight, let alone relax.

Three more days.

 

Happy Sober Sunday,

jen

7 thoughts on “Day 236: The Visit

  1. I am currently in a situation which requires me to spend a great deal more time with my mom. “Unease, anxiety, and plain old stress” explains it very well. I feel my skin is made of tiny, fine shards of glass. And my insides are one big knot of anxious.
    Walking, meditation, funny shows on Netflix (Frasier here I come again), and deep breathing.
    Just wanted to say you are not alone. And I feel somehow comforted knowing you, and lots of other folks, are out there experiencing tough feelings too. We are not alone. It will pass. We are healthier for feeling it now rather than numbing it and then hauling it all around into our future.
    Happy Sober Sunday, jen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, it is comforting to know others endure similar difficulties. I feel a lot of guilt because of my negative thoughts/feelings/anxiety, so it helps to know Iโ€™m not alone in that too.

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      1. I resonate completely with the guilt feelings, after all it’s my mom and there are a million and one triggers for guilt, right?
        Someone… ahem, you, recently counseled me to take it a bit easy on myself regarding the guilt overload and to cut myself a little slack. Wise advice in difficult times. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Speaking of words, I am currently reading a book that is helping me tremendously with some of my mom feelings, and some tough experiences with my “boy drama” – lingering feelings from a really rough time a couple of years ago with my son.
        “Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The wisdom of grief, fear, and despair” by Miriam Greenspan is a remarkably positive and hopeful take on some of these darker, but also wise emotions we experience.
        Hang in there. I am thinking of you.
        Deb

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  2. That cat!! (i love cats and my cat is orange) This is a long fucking visit, I have to say. But you can do it! Is there any way you can help them be shorter in the future?

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