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A Restful Sunday

Well, I spent yesterday taking down Christmas. It’s the first year that I didn’t wait until January 6th to do it, but I felt quite done with it all. Now that it’s cleaned up, I feel a bit more back … Continue reading

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I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

I had a blue Christmas. I hope yours was better. I understand that kids have a tough time navigating holidays with divorced parents. What amazes me is that their narcissist father still pulls the strings even though they resent him … Continue reading

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The Blues At Christmas

It’s been quiet here at chez Leeds. One is finishing his exams for the semester and the other one is still job hunting. I’m trying to get ready for Christmas but for some reason, I’m not really into it anymore. … Continue reading

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A Chance Meeting

I went shopping with my SIL (married to my brother) yesterday. We were in this cute town that had a ton of shoppes that were filled with antiquities, clothing and, like small boutiques, each was filled with different items. Imagine … Continue reading

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‘Twas A Long Weekend Indeed

Ok, so my last post about the cranky kid and detoxifying the kids after spending many hours with their dad and his family evolved into a bunch of different conversations with each of the kids over the past few days. … Continue reading

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Struggles After The Holidays

I’ve talked about how I used to have to deprogram my kids after they spent extensive time with their dad and their dad’s family. It would take a few days to detoxify them and stand up to the one who … Continue reading

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Silent Gaslighting

I just made up the term Silent Gaslighting because I think it’s a good way to explain what happened to me in the story below. If there’s a better term, just let me know. My first brush with the silent … Continue reading

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Gaslighting

I remember when I was married how I knew to just acquiesce in a fight because I wasn’t going to win. As the ex-wife of a narcissist, before I knew what it meant, I instinctively understood that for my own … Continue reading

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Back In Town

Blech. The ex has moved back in with his parents even though he’s a bigshot in a company states away. He’s been gone and only rarely came ‘home’ for holidays for the last few years. It was a relief for … Continue reading

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