This is a compilation of things I’ve heard from therapists that helped me. I hope it helps you too. 1) “Don’t have important conversations while you’re feeling overwhelmed, numb, or explosively angry. Progress can only be made when you’re calm.”
It all started one tuesday in July. It was my summer school final, and I was running late. I didn’t want to go to school that day but it was clear, my mother would force me to if it was the last thing she did. I finally managed to find the will to sit up and put on my clothes. I picked up my backpack and headed out the door. The bus driver was waiting for me. "Ready to go, tiger?" The bus driver asked. "My name is Tyler" I reminded him for the….oh I lost count. He’s called me that since kindergarten.