By now you will realise that I have a huge problem trying to socialise. Social progress for me is saying “hello” to more than one person a day in the street and not running away after three sentences. I feel like I was born ‘out of whack’ with humanity and entirely without the necessary social… Read More Social Progress
Baby steps. I am taking baby steps again. The world outside feels large and hostile still, but I am safe. Sitting in the waiting room of the doctor’s last week really tripped me out, and it is only in hindsight that I realise this. It is a small rural private practice, and they are short… Read More Baby steps
Now I’ve known for a long time that I have PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but it’s only in the last year that I found out there were two types and that typically, I have the complex version. Sigh! PTSD is what most people associate with returning war veterans and others, who are more… Read More Complex PTSD
With all trauma-based disorders there is an element of anxiety and at times driven anxiety. One of the significant areas of anxiety for me since 30 June 2003, has been a particular anxiety. Driving. My driving doesn’t cause me anxiety. I know my limits, I know the limits of any vehicle I drive. I thoroughly… Read More Driving anxiety
Hey parents, this is for you. What means more to you, image or happiness? You want the biggest house on the best street in the best suburb. You want the marque car, and it just has to shine, shine, shine. You want to be seen in the right places with the right people. That is… Read More Image versus happiness
Most people hate Mondays. The day of the week when playtime is over, and they have to go back to work. For me it is Friday. I have an issue with Fridays. As someone who operates seven days a week, Friday should theoretically be no different from any other day. Fridays are always a battle.… Read More Anxiety: Friday on my mind
Well if you are into the cold, harsh, clinical definitions check out the official diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder below. Doesn’t really sound that great from a lay person’s perspective, does it? And trust me, as a sufferer it’s horrible to recognise yourself in this. The diagnostic criteria are so dehumanising, and as someone… Read More Borderline Personality Disorder: What is it?