Tag Archives: Dissociation

NOTE TO THE READERS OF DESPAIR TO DELIVERANCE

For those of you who have followed along, Robin and I have now finished telling our story of the very stressful year we both experienced in 2003 after her meltdown.  Our plan is for Robin to write the last chapter … Continue reading

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“I’m Tired of Doing the Suicidal Battle in My Head.”

In mid-September 2003, approximately two weeks after her fourth hospitalization, Robin began to display noticeable signs of a further lessening of depression.  Her affect was brighter.  Her thinking continued to become clearer.  She moved more quickly and responded to questions … Continue reading

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“That’s Why I Thought You Would Ditch Me.”

I was baffled by what was happening with Robin.  I couldn’t understand why she kept feeling so awful and thinking so irrationally.  There was no clear explanation.  It did not make sense that her depression had been resistant to so … Continue reading

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Robin’s Thoughts About The Hospital

I slept very little the night before I was hospitalized and woke up exhausted.  I started drinking that day as soon as I got up.  I was drinking vodka and lemonade, my drink of choice, and listening to a CD … Continue reading

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“I Hate Myself, I Hate My Life and I Want to Die.”

Robin’s “meltdown” led to a three week hospitalization.  I continued to be involved in her treatment even though this was not standard protocol at the agency.  Outpatient therapists usually turned the treatment over to the inpatient staff, while the psychiatrists … Continue reading

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