How Trauma Survivors Date Ethically

Signs of trauma are often hard to understand unless you know what you're seeing, or you know 100% of a person's experiences. Here are some things to look for thanks to Help Guide dot Org. Emotional & psychological symptoms: Shock, denial, or disbeliefConfusion, difficulty concentratingAnger, irritability, mood swingsAnxiety and fearGuilt, shame, self-blameWithdrawing from othersFeeling sad … Continue reading How Trauma Survivors Date Ethically

Ghosting: The Ultimate Response To Choosing Not To Deal With Your Feelings

Why is it so difficult to tell someone you aren't interested in them? I've had it happen to me more than once, and yeah it hurt, but I grew up, I got over it, and I moved on. I will say that I appreciated the honesty, even if it stung, much more than I would … Continue reading Ghosting: The Ultimate Response To Choosing Not To Deal With Your Feelings

501: Let’s Talk About Sex

When I was about five or six years old, I heard this song for the very first time. I played it over and over again on a machine called a tape deck, and I got away with playing it at least four times before my mom realized what the lyrics were. It was one of … Continue reading 501: Let’s Talk About Sex

I Don’t Ever Want To Hear A Man Ask A Woman Why She’s Afraid of Him…Ever…Again

I am scared. Every single day. Years ago a young woman who had been in love with a gangster that is quite famous in my hometown, died via overdose in a hotel room, while the love of her life sat in prison for a crime he apparently committed. A heinous crime, in which six people … Continue reading I Don’t Ever Want To Hear A Man Ask A Woman Why She’s Afraid of Him…Ever…Again

I Am Not Religious…It’s A Spiritual Thing

Sex has always been a huge part of my life. Specifically violent abusive sex, commonly referred to as "rape". When I was growing up in Calgary, as a Catholic, I was taught that sex was supposed to be saved until after marriage. Being that I spent so much of my life being raped, I gave … Continue reading I Am Not Religious…It’s A Spiritual Thing