This reply was originally posted by user mosky1941 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Marilyn: Thank you for suggesting a new book to read. Books have always helped me in times of crisis. I just saw your reply and am sorry I have been so involved with my own hopeless feelings that I haven’t checked in until now.
I have resorted to to self inflicted pain which allows me control of at least how much I can tolerate. Because of my age I’m afraid to go back to this way of coping.
I don’t plan on acting on this impulse but can’t seem to get it out of my mind.
I keep thinking that if I do it is just a way of giving him even more control over me.
I’ll keep checking in. Hop to hear more from you. Mosky