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December 03, 2012



It's nice to be here, on the other side, too. (And I still call it an online journal, even though I have a blog now as well.)


So nice to meet you...again. I found your journal soon after you got married. I read so many journals in those days. Still just a reader/lurker, but haven't things changed? But I feel like I have known you for so long and always wish you well. I am very happy to read your words and thank goodness that feed readers exist so I don't miss your entries.


Hi Jessie,
I was wondering if you would be willing to share what happened between "I just...broke" and "I have come through that."
Reliving it probably isn't fun for you. I'm asking not with a "slowing down to look at a traffic accident" interest but instead with an "I feel broken" need to know where the other side is and how to get there.
Thank you.


Hi, anonymous -

For me, two things: 1) seeing a therapist; and 2) a period of time without the occurrence of any significant bad events. If you would like to email me directly or leave your email address here so that I can email you, I'd be willing to share some more of what I wrote privately when I was at my lowest; I've also written a fair number of entries here over the past few years that might give some idea of the "journey" my mind and emotions took between then and now. Please seek help if you feel broken yourself; I know that's a terrible way to feel, and even without knowing who you are, I don't want you to feel that way anymore, if there's any way you can prevent it. (I had to get Geoff to make the phone calls to get my first appointment to see a therapist; maybe you have someone you can lean on to get whatever support you need?)

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