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My Daughter Pointed Out Something

Monday, September 16, 2013

My daughter and I were texting each other this morning. Someone in my past who I had a relationship with is trying to re-enter my life. He was very controlling during our relationship and that was a major point in my decision not to continue it. My daughter pointed out that it sounds to her that he's trying to do it again. I tend to fall back into a codependency mode on occasion and don't need to do it again. It was a wake up call for me. I have tried very hard to overcome this. I am glad that I am aware of it now. I am doing research again. I will take notes on my research and journal about it. I will see my therapist this week and will definitely discuss this with her. I believe this is a perfect time for me to be taking that "Exploring Your Spiritual Journey" class. It's already got me taking stock and I think it will help give me some direction on this.

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BARCLE 9/18/2013 1:40AM

    Sounds like a super daughter emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 9/17/2013 12:26AM

    Way to go!

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STRONGERLEANER 9/16/2013 11:59PM

    Families can be so supportive! emoticon

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PHYLISSCR 9/16/2013 11:32PM

    Knowing ourselves is the first step. You will find your way with gods help. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 9/16/2013 11:20PM

    Nice to have your dd supporting and "pointing out things" to you... I should have been listening when my dd's and friends were telling me things!

When are you going on trip? First, I thought you meant you were coming down to Halifax....oh darn!!

I was watching a show last nite where they were discussing PTSD and saying not sleeping and trying to keep so busy that you can't face things is also a way some people deal with PTSD... think I'm one!!!! I mean, I KNOW IT!!!

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JESSYJAINES 9/16/2013 6:59PM

    Keep Strong! emoticon

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  I love this blog post. I know for me that I have to practice new skills, until I get good at them, and then may have to practice some more if I am feeling especially vulnerable (or wishy-washy, which I sometimes feel--haha) for some reason to be sure that I am in touch with and do what I want. Having a voice, saying no, wasn't allowed in my childhood. It has taken inner work to not fear or want to please others so much (that I do what they want). Much continued growth in your journey! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/16/2013 2:05PM

    Also, I read the book, "Codependent no more" by Beaty and what a powerful book! I felt as if she was describing me! emoticon

It is interesting that you are sharing this because today a guy where I volunteer asked me out for coffee and I said yes even though I don't want to go! I couldn't say no BUT when he asked me for my phone number, I said no. So, I am somewhat in between. Your daughter sounds like a very wise young woman and I am glad she is there for you. God bless you both and wish me luck to say no to coffee with a guy I don't want to date. emoticon

Love, Chelsea

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CATTUTT 9/16/2013 12:30PM

    Co-dependency is a really hard habit to break. I hope you can get some good insight from your therapist, and it sounds like the class would be great also. Good luck with figuring out what's best for you!


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DISCOVERLLH 9/16/2013 12:04PM

    Aren't daughters wonderful? It sounds like you are stronger now than you were before. emoticon

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ERINLINDSAY83 9/16/2013 11:29AM

    Glad you can recognize the problems in the situation! Stay strong!

Have a great week!

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NKING1982 9/16/2013 10:50AM

    Good luck

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LATTELEE 9/16/2013 10:48AM

  Good luck

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