Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.
It can be really hard to watch someone you love experience mental illness.
Enmeshment leads to a very unhealthy family dynamic where the family as a whole is only happy if each individual denies their needs.
Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.
Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.
I don't know how to hold my identity within myself. Instead, I draw it from others.
Maladaptive daydreaming is when your daydreams go beyond an occasional distraction from boredom and turn into something that disrupts your life.
This is me. This is what mental health issues look like up close and personal.
This is an ultimate guide, a masterpost full of links regarding every aspect of therapy I could think of.
Even though survival mode is largely subconscious, there are still conscious things we can do to lessen its impact on our lives.