My parents yielded many abusive weapons. I don’t think one was worse or more detrimental than the other. But projection was the one from which I will be recovering from for a long while.
I received an email from a reader about projection. It is an intriguing idea and it isn’t all bad as Freud would have us believe.
We have all heard and used the adage, ‘putting lipstick on a pig.’ That is what keeping the abuse hidden from the world feels like. I have been lipstick on a pig for too long.
Admittedly I am stubborn believing that I can take care of myself without the help of anyone else. Tapering my medications? NOT one of the things I do alone. Here is my plan.
I started on medication over two years ago. I needed help clearing my brain so that I could focus on therapy. But now, do I still need them? I will find out soon enough.
Choice. It is the bane of my existence, and what I need all wrapped into one small word. I am choosing to taper my medication. Some interesting things have happened this past week.
I realize that I tend to lean towards negativity. I talk about the things I struggle with when on vacation. I don’t talk about the great fun I am having. Some would say I have a negative worldview. Yeah, that sounds about right.