Is Addiction Selfish?

If you aren't an addict, addiction can appear selfish. The person who is addicted to a substance or thing seems all-consumed with that thing. They can't consider anything else but that thing. People become addicted to things for various reasons. They need to medicate their pain or they want a way to feel good. Addiction (on [...]

By | 2018-03-14T16:48:51+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I loved her, but I hid from her

Trigger warning: suicide. She doesn’t understand why I want to be by myself. She thinks I don’t love her but it’s not that. I love her so much. I wish she knew how much I loved her but it’s just not enough for her somehow. She says that I hate people. I don’t know; I just [...]

By | 2018-03-12T11:16:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foster Care & The Shame Spiral – LISA MARIE BASILE

Foster Care & The Shame Spiral  Lisa Marie Basile  For as long as I remember, loss was the ghost that haunted my world. I knew it too early: as a child, my parents both used drugs and fought and struggled to pay rent. We’d move from house to house, and then to homeless shelters—with my [...]

By | 2018-03-09T09:54:53+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Grieving When Someone Dies By Suicide

Trigger warning- suicide It’s hard to understand when someone takes their own life. Suicide is a tragedy and it leaves the family wondering what happened; especially if there is no note left behind. What we do know is that the person who passed away was in pain. After their death, it's normal to grieve for [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:53:49+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Aren’t My Feelings Valid

Nobody sees me in my family. I have feelings and I express those feelings but they are not heard. I feel like I am screaming as loud as I can and yet still, they ignore me or don't understand what I am trying to tell them. What I am saying isn't unreasonable or strange, in [...]

By | 2018-01-25T17:19:06+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments