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Rely on Pets and Friends

This is a particularly bad time for me. I do not have any family. My husband died of dementia about 6 years ago. I am losing a close friend to cognitive issues and another to cancer. I am the cranky … Continue reading

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What Lingers

Long before her diagnosis, my reliably cheerful friend turned sour. Even our most mundane conversations became contentious. Pessimism and frustration darkened her world. Eventually, as words eluded her and her thinking grew disorganized, the diagnosis came: early dementia. Terrifying, yes, … Continue reading

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Witness Marks

“See that?” The clock repairman pointed his flashlight beam on a small, fine mark roughly engraved inside the old grandfather clock he was working on in our home. “Another repairman could have put that there almost a century ago,” he … Continue reading

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Mental Health

I have been struggling with self-harm for several years now. Every time I get explosively angry, I end up attacking myself (usually by scratching the insides of my arms, or my face/lips with my nails or some other sharp object). … Continue reading

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Attention

“People like attention” … he says. “I’m the same as everybody else. But at the end of the day, take me seriously, not lightly. -Method Man Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the … Continue reading

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