Dramatic or not, I am tired of feeling this way, and pretending it isn't happening isn't making anything better. So something has to change.
You aren't hurting anyone by accepting the reality of your trauma.
Pretending these feelings aren't real just gives them more power because they start to feel more and more out of control.
I had a pretty rough week. And changing a few behaviors hasn't eradicated my shame. But it has shown me that I am not completely prisoner to it.
Time-blindness is a phenomenon where a person does not recognize that time is passing, or how quickly it's passing, or how soon an event or deadline is approaching.
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.
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.