Hi Everyone, This beautiful story was sent to me via email. I didn’t write this story, but I thought it was so heart-warming that I would pass it along to the rest of you. I hope you like it as much as I do. ===== In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite … [Read more...]
100,000 Thanks to You
Hello to all the Readers of the Discussing Dissociation Blog – Earlier this year, I set a personal goal of inviting at least 100,000 readers to this blog in one calendar year. Thanks to each of you, the Discussing Dissociation Blog has surpassed that goal!! THANK YOU! I deeply appreciate each of you that have participated in this blog. I appreciate the colors your have brought to this blog, and … [Read more...]
A Double-Sided Halloween Weekend
It’s Halloween weekend again -- a season full of flashbacks and trauma for many dissociative trauma survivors. It feels dark. It feels scary. In some ways, it's the worst time of the year, and if this is the case, the flashbacks are pretty horrific. So......... let's do a less scary flashback with this article. Think back to 2010. That year, back in 2010, I was reminded of the dichotomy our society … [Read more...]
What Did Your Mother Teach You?
Mother’s Day. Mother's Day is a hard day for a lot of dissociative trauma survivors. It’s a day full of mixed emotions, painful longings, unhealed heartbreak. It's so complicated, especially when you think about how important mothers are to their children, and what their behavior teaches their children. Mother's Day hurts the people who were hurt so much by their mothers. Mothers are a complicated subject, … [Read more...]