Lasting Damage

I’ve learned that my current condition fits what’s known in psychological circles as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) or more specifically, in my case, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome. That’s a general catch-all. I couldn’t say for certain where, exactly Tina lands on the Cluster B personality scale. She has destructive traits that overlap into antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic personality

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Avoiding Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a state of conflicted thoughts, ideas or realities. Or, a confused, frightening mental conflict between evidence of reality and contrary beliefs. It’s a difficult, even traumatizing phenomenon that I believe my subconscious mind was trying to prevent by avoiding information that would bring the dissonance about. Tina had been staying with me at My Mom’s house, with

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