Archives – Page 14

Archives – Page 14
Journal entries dated July 14, 2011 to October 5, 2011
(Posts published 6/24/12 to 8/29/12)

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Post #655: July 14, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 6/24/12)
Making it a reality: My cousin finally responds to my request to visit them

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Post #656: July 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 6/26/12)
Healthy negotiations – Part 1: My therapist and I reflect on how therapy has made it easier for me to not use compulsive behaviors

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Post #657: July 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 6/27/12)
Healthy negotiations – Part 2: Edward and I discuss my letting go of my parttime job and how I could set a boundary about the topic of religion with my cousins

Post #658: July 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 6/28/12)
Healthy negotiations – Part 3: Edward and I negotiate a way I might be able to express my feelings of anger in therapy

Post #659: July 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 6/29/12)
Healthy negotiations – Part 4: Edward and I negotiate how to determine the direction my therapy will take

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Post #660: August 4, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/1/12)
Down to brass tacks: I’m doing better with exercising; I deal with a less-than-ideal client


Post #661: August 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/3/12)
Not everything is my fault – Part 1: My therapist demonstrates his trustworthiness; My mood is improving

Post #662: August 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/4/12)
Not everything is my fault – Part 2: I share good news with Edward; I feel comfortable not preparing for my visit with my cousins

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Post #663: August 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/5/12)
Not everything is my fault – Part 3: I find validation in the stories of child bride victims; What it means to regulate emotions; I feel awkward in social situations

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Post #664: August 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/6/12)
Not everything is my fault – Part 4: Edward and I look at what I value in social situations

Post #665: August 6, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/8/12)
No thank you: I cut ties with a less-than-ideal client

Post #666: August 11, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/10/12)
So it was cherry week: My adventures in cherry picking and preserving

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Post #667: August 17, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/12/12)
Dreaming the possible: I have a terrifying dream about my fear of dating


Post #668: August 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/14/12)
Sticks in the mud – Part 1: The local music teachers association tells me my students can’t perform what they want to perform

Post #669: August 18, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/15/12)
Sticks in the mud – Part 2: I create my own forum for my students

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Post #670: August 19, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/17/12)
Unspoken rules: I’m told nothing can be done to fix a major problem in the teachers association

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Post #671: August 20, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/19/12)
Uncertain about his touch: I have mixed feelings about an adult male student’s habit of touching me

Post #672: August 24, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/21/12)
Unfamiliar territory – Part 1: My therapist and I look at my fears around working with an adult male student

Post #673: August 24, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/22/12)
Unfamiliar territory – Part 2: Edward and I talk about how vulnerable I can afford to be in relationships with the “safe” men in my life

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Post #674: August 24, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/23/12)
Unfamiliar territory – Part 3: We examine what I think men want in the women they date

Post #675: August 24, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/24/12)
Unfamiliar territory – Part 4: We look at how I might define a “good” man; Edward wonders if I’ve ever shown up as the “real” me on a date

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Post #676: August 24, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/25/12)
Unfamiliar territory – Part 5: We talk about what it might be like for me to show up authentically

Post #677: August 24, 2011 – 10:00pm
(Posted to the blog on 7/26/12)
Please don’t give up on me: Post-session melt-down

Post #678: August 25, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/28/12)
The only way to progress is slowly: Edward assures me he won’t ever give up on me

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Post #679: August 27, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 7/30/12)
Startling touch: My student, the cop, startles me with an unexpected touch

Post #680: September 3, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/1/12)
My little girl vocabulary – Part 1: I try to uncover the roots of the hopelessness I feel around dating

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Post #681: September 3, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/2/12)
My little girl vocabulary – Part 2: Why I feel unlovable

Post #682: September 3, 2011 – 6:00pm
(Posted to the blog on 8/3/12)
My secret ways: Determining the benefits and costs of telling my stories to my adult male students

Post #683: September 6, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/5/12)
A problem I’m glad to have: My piano studio is bursting at the seams

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Post #684: September 7, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/7/12)
My hoping feels appropriate: Formation of healthy relationships with the men in my life

Post #685: September 9, 2011 – noon
(Posted to the blog on 8/9/12)
Consequences be damned: I welcome a REAL piano into my studio

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Post #686: September 9, 2011 – 10:00pm
(Posted to the blog on 8/10/12)
The value of me – Part 1: I get to know my cousin and his wife

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Post #687: September 9, 2011 – 10:00pm
(Posted to the blog on 8/11/12)
The value of me – Part 2: My cousins cause me to feel very heard and seen


Post #688: September 9, 2011 – 10:00pm
(Posted to the blog on 8/12/12)
The value of me – Part 3: I share my story with my cousins

Post #689: September 10, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/14/12)
Family connections – Part 1: I share more of my story with my cousins

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Post #690: September 10, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/15/12)
Family connections – Part 2: Spirituality comes into the conversation with my cousins

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Post #691: September 10, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/16/12)
Family connections – Part 3: The visit with my cousins takes a lighter turn

Post #692: September 12, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/18/12)
Until we meet again: My cousins thank me for visiting

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Post #693: September 14, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/20/12)
A trustworthy picker – Part 1: My therapist and I discuss how honored I felt with my cousins; Edward refuses to allow me to minimize the impact of the startling touch


Post #694: September 14, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/21/12)
A trustworthy picker – Part 2: Edward and I look at the risks involved in reaching for connection with my adult male students


Post #695: September 17, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/23/12)
Shaky negotiations: I take steps to build an emotional connection with my the student, the cop

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Post #696: October 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/25/12)
And now I’m changing my mind – Part 1: I go into a therapy session feeling hopeless once again

Post #697: October 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/26/12)
And now I’m changing my mind – Part 2: I wonder out loud to Edward if I damaged my relationship with the cop

Post #698: October 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/27/12)
And now I’m changing my mind – Part 3: I feel incapable of connecting emotionally with men

Post #699: October 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/28/12)
And now I’m changing my mind – Part 4: I feel I’m too damaged to have healthy relationships with men

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Post #700: October 5, 2011
(Posted to the blog on 8/29/12)
And now I’m changing my mind – Part 5: Edward reminds me of the healthy relationships I already have with men

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