Lot of anger directed towards him for saying this, but 1) I believe him because 2) he’s finally telling us the truth and 3) we don’t pay attention to how stress and anxiety affects our physical health and our intimate relationships. I did the opposite–I shut down my emotional life and intimate relationships and ignored the pain–and I ended up having a grand mal seizure. He’s in a dead marriage that probably died when he and Hillary embarked on their dual political ambitions. Yes, I’m saying the majority of their marriage has been a political show. Wedding rings in such a space are props at best. He needed a therapist, not a college aged intern aka mistress. He’s clearly attempting to making amends, which suggests to me he’s in therapy and is at a stage when he can be truly honest–at least about that. I predict a divorce or legal separation is coming.
My mother’s been on my ass about stocking up on food and water for months, and predicted this pandemic years ago. I’m using a bit of her common sense from childhood to state the obvious in the face of a nasty virus hitting the streets.
Wash your hands before you touch your genitalia and after you touch your genitalia. Stop picking your nose, and stop ignoring when others do it. Wash your hands or wear gloves everywhere. Wash your hands as soon as you get home, get to work, where ever. Cook your own food and avoid large crowds. Cancel your vacation or business trip. Stock up on food and water. Work online and minimize your face to face work settings and public transportation.
Folks, when you run into situations where you are literally talked over and not given enough space to finish a sentence, end the conversation immediately and keep it moving because a) they are not really interested in hearing what you have to say b) don’t really consider you as being reliable as a professional — or as an adult and c) already assume you to be problematic. Part of my healing is recognizing when some (even those you love and trust at times) view you as somehow flawed or a disappointment or just not “with it.” My mental health depends on me recognizing those moments that trigger anxiety or depression–or both. This is one of them. Learn to step away and decline to absorb other people’s issues.