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No, you’re not needy

“You’ve been emotionally abused,” Dimitra said to me yesterday. I’ve been in therapy for a year. I’ve solved most of it–binge eating, body dysmorphia, trichotillomania, lack of object constancy; even my Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria has diminished greatly. But this took me by surprise. It hit me like a brick on the face. I asked her … Continue reading No, you’re not needy

Rejection

Have you been rejected? Do you know how it feels? How about feeling rejected all the time, day and night, during every interaction? How would your life be if your brain interpreted every question, every hint, and the body language of everyone around you as a statement of their dissatisfaction, criticism, and, yes, rejection? This … Continue reading Rejection

Tales of a demisexual

All my life I thought I was abnormal, something you might have gleaned from my previous blog posts. There are too many ways in which I don’t feel I connect with humans, but sexuality was a big one among them. Growing up in a misogynistic, patriarchal society, I received so many contradicting messages. Beverly Hills … Continue reading Tales of a demisexual

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