“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a ...In 1 Thessalonians -18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer ...Divorce lawyers have long known that the holiday season leads to an uptick in business.
As more of us live out loud and online, it would follow that more of life's bumps and bruises would appear there, too, and over the past few weeks a number of well-followed bloggers, who write often about their families, have used those blogs to announce trouble in their marriages. Kris and I are both experiencing enough stress as it is. I'm also approaching this as a time for therapy, for recovery and for stopping the codependency.
First Ali Edwards, who writes about memory-keeping (and about parenting an autistic child) had this to say on December 15: "It's always been my goal to authentically share my story..this online space. I'll only say that there's no acute crisis here: nobody's cheating on anyone, and nobody's doing anything rash."Then, on Tuesday, Heather Armstrong, the Queen of the Mom-Bloggers -- possibly the most trafficked personal blogger on the internet -- told her her 100,000 daily readers at that she and her husband, Jon, had agreed to a trial separation. As I've written before, living with someone with depression & anxiety means some gymnastics for any partner.
As many of you have noticed, and some have commented and emailed, Chris has been mostly absent for some time from the stories and photos. Lest you think this is solely about that lone issue or issues stemming from Heather's mental health, I am plenty to blame for this state of things.
A few days ago I published the essay by Jon Armstrong, Mr.
Dooce, on what it’s like living with someone who suffers from chronic depression.
I did not cite the source for this article and I shouldn’t have excerpted its entirety.
There were reasons why I messed up, but I wanted to be sure to give credit where it’s due.
Jon’s blog, “Blurbomat.com” can be found by clicking here, and the powerful essay on living with a depression can be found by clicking here. anxiety Beyond Blue Community Beliefnet coping depression depression blog Easter Faith faithfulness Good Friday Group Beyond Blue how to handle negative people infatuation inspiration men depression mood disorder negative people negativity NPR piety rejection relationships support group Therese Borchard This I Believe Therese Borchard is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit.
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Therese Borchard is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit. She is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist. When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate ...
Subscribe to Beyond Blue, visit her website, or follow her on Twitter @thereseborchard. You may find her at her personal blog, her website, or you may follow her on Twitter @thereseborchard. One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from ... human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking.