A person who dissociates can “disconnect” from the real world for a time, and live in a different world that is not cluttered with thoughts, feelings or memories that are unbearable. They choose their own company over any other.
I repeatedly switched songs even before they hit the first note because listening to them would bring back a lot of memories that I cannot handle reliving.
People with anxiety disorders are often anxious all the time. There is no specific stressor that sets off their anxiety, and their fears are often irrational.
“it seemed like my trip had just begun, like I was only now digging into whatever it was I was out here to do. Like I was still the woman with the hole in her heart, but the hole had gotten ever so infinitesimally smaller.”
Life’s a climb but the view is great..
The only customer who stays here is you, dear customer.
Who is tougher than me? No one.
Hows, whys and whens with which my mind troubles me late at night.