What A Year

I have just completed one year of psychotherapy* with an amazing clinical social worker, accompanied by psychiatric/psychological follow-up. Today, at 54, I am as mentally and emotionally strong as maybe never before in my life.

Until less than a year ago my life was a mess. And that of my son even more. Our home was a mess, and I am not even going to begin detailing.

After another psychiatric hospitalization of several months, my 26-year-old son (who is struggling with psychotic OCD) has been living in supervised housing for the past 6 months and he is learning to live an independent and socially healthy life.

I have moved to a new apartment with my cat and have begun studying psychology and working with children with special needs.

The love of my life (who is also coping with emotional-mental complexity) has evolved into my best friend.

Things are far from perfect, but they are steadily improving.

AND, most days are sunny and warm in this country.

 

* State-funded, I didn’t pay a penny.

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15 Comments

  1. Heila, thing seem to be heading for the better for you. Tubularsock is so glad. You have always seemed to be a surviver and an achiever it appears to Tubularsock so Tubularsock isn’t scared!

    Somehow Tubularsock’s reader did pick up your blog name changed but all is good now.

    Enjoy your quests. May the force be with you.

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