My Need for Reassurance Was A Source of Shame But Is Now a Source of Connection: Here is How

I don’t think it’s an accident that I started showing signs of OCD in my early preteen years, right around the time I entered middle school and started wearing a back brace part of the day, in addition to the nights, to correct my crooked spine.

I was afraid of other illnesses and accidents happening to me or my family. I worried that if I didn’t knock on wood (a casual superstition to many people), that I could cause bad things to happen to my loved ones. My Need for Reassurance- A Source of Shame But Now a Source of Connection. Here is How1 Continue reading “My Need for Reassurance Was A Source of Shame But Is Now a Source of Connection: Here is How”

Why My Partner and I Continually Struggle Over Our Mattress

One thing I never thought would be a source of stress and dissension between my partner and myself? Mattresses.

But when you’re an insomniac with rods permanently in your back, and your partner likes soft and cozy beds, picking out a mattress is actually surprisingly difficult.

And then living with your choice? Even harder.

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