CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions sexual abuse.
You’re supposed to be able to go to friends and family for guidance. They’re supposed to help you when times are tough and you need a shoulder to learn on.
When you never got that experience in your life, it really messes you up. It creates lasting damage that you’re supposed to be able to hurdle over.
This is part two of my Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom series. Please read part one to get more background info.
CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions self-harm and suicide.
There’s a sense of shame when it comes to codependency. Nobody wants to admit that they have dependency challenges. Nobody wants to admit that they are so dependent on one person and without them being there, they completely shatter.
The more I learn about my separation anxiety, the more I realize how much it affects so many areas of my life. Actually, it pretty much takes over my entire mind and body. Nothing is off limits.
Here are 5 unknown symptoms of adult separation anxiety that you might not have realized:
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Imagine your wedding day. Think about the thoughts you have right before you walk down the aisle. Think about your cold feet. Soak up all the doubts, reservations, and skepticisms circling in your brain, encompassing your entire being.
Now imagine having that feeling all day long, every single day. That’s Relationship OCD.
It’s the kind of doubt that seeps in unexpectedly and begins to chip away at the very core of love. Every concept of life. Every part of you. It’s one of the cruelest things life could ever throw at you.
Here are the common obsessions, compulsions, and treatment plans for Relationship OCD (ROCD):
We all have said things we didn’t mean. We’ve also all said something we didn’t know was hurtful. When you live with a mental illness, you’re more likely to pay attention to what others say.
There is so much stigma surrounding mental health and mental illnesses. Every single day I hear or see a new thing mentioning it. It’s like I can never escape.
Here are 8 offensive phrases people with OCD are sick of hearing:
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I know a lot of people who feel stuck at their job. Or maybe they’re living paycheck to paycheck, and can’t seem to catch a break.
That’s why I think it’s so important to spend a little time out of your day earning extra money.
Try implementing these 23 ideas into making some extra money each month from the comfort of your own home.