I’ve Been Seen

I was seen. From the moment you first walked into that restaurant and waved at me, I have been seen. You understood as I finished up a blog post. You looked at me as we ate. You embraced me, and it was comfortable from the first moment. I have always felt comfortable around you, even […]

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I’m Not a Single Dad: An Apology

I lied. I didn’t mean to. It wasn’t on purpose. I didn’t set out to lie. Intentions don’t really matter here. What matters is that in the end, I didn’t tell the truth. Lies don’t happen without affecting other people, and this lie ended up hurting someone who matters to me. I hate hurting people. […]

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What I Know About Mental Illness

Let me tell you what I know about mental illness. It’s a beast to live with. It’s a struggle to manage the symptoms, the irrational irritability, the overwhelming sadness, the bone chewing anxiety. It throws everything in my life off balance and requires some serious skill to navigate. I don’t think anyone is ever really […]

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Getting Help

Getting help is hard. First, there are the phone calls. You have to make them yourself due to privacy laws. So you call around and try to find a clinician that doesn’t already have a full roster. Then you wait. At least a week. Sometimes a month or more. Then you get to try on […]

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