/rəˈɡret/

verb

feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).

One of the things I have pondered in this last year is whether or not I regret certain behaviors, actions, and if I could change the past, what about it I would change. I often wonder if having regrets are similar to holding grudges, which is not known to be healthy and something my therapist has drilled into my head one hundred times over.

Regret stems from hanging onto something or someone. If there was no emotion behind it…


The waiting period.

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I don’t know where to start today.

The divorce process is so long. Truthfully, I don’t know what we are fighting over at this point. My spouse had a non-negotiable, and ultimately I said forget it and dropped that entire issue. So to me, there was only that one problem; it got resolved, so my mind is saying, “let’s get this going and finalize a decree.” Then, I discover he filed to go to trial, which requires mediation prior to. I don’t understand what we are mediating, but okay, I’ll go. It’s frustrating, because prior to filing…


It has been more than one year since my former spouse moved out. I remember one year ago, laying in bed telling myself, “A year from now it will be better. Three months from now will be better. It will get better.” A year later, I’m just…..here. Internally, I felt ripped apart in every sense. Telling someone to move out when I didn’t want them to, but I knew it was time. The feeling from that day, and events that would follow, still reside. …


In the current world we live in, we are inching closer to topics like mental health being addressed and taken seriously. The unfortunate part? People who have don’t have experience with mental illness or personality disorders, or that don’t have an educational background or interest in it, will likely not be receptive or able to comprehend the overload of complex information. To assess someone, you have to really dig deep and learn stage-by-stage of a person’s developmental growth, environmental factors, childhood upbringings, trauma(s), genetics, brain chemicals, and more. …

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My writing journey began after life got the best of me. In the most toxic moments, I learned some of the most challenging lessons.

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