I am already planning to start writing with the help …

Comment on An Open Letter to My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving by Jess.

I am already planning to start writing with the help of your posts. You are nowhere near me here one central NJ, unfortunately!
My biggest reason for trying to recover is my two sons, 6 and 7. I see how my struggles affect them and I want to heal so I can be more present for them. I can tell you struggle with the same thing.
My mother was a writer and manic depressive. Her emotional distance and then huge emotional presence were such a difficult thing for the child in me to figure out. I have turned to writing to get my feelings out but never used it in a structured way to heal. I am excited about doing some work.
Thank you, again!

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An Open Letter to My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving
I just want to thank you for sharing of yourself like this. A friend shared this piece on her FB page along with a message of exasperation about how some who have healed seem to feel that if they can do it, anyone can, and SHOULD.
Not many people understand the craziness of my childhood. I wasn’t molested or abandoned or outright emotionally abused, “so what do I have to complain about?” I have been made to question my trauma and depression and anxiety, but your piece has such a freeing nature. I particularly related to you mentioning how you repeat yourself not sure if others understand what you are trying to say. I have never heard anyone else mention this before…I never stopped to link his to my anxiety.
I read a few more of your posts because I enjoyed this one so very much and you write with such an amazing understanding of the words you are using. The visuals and feelings you conjure are fabulous, so thank you for sharing yourself with your readers!


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