According to Wikipedia, Patrick Carnes developed this term to describe “the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual…
I sat across from my therapist, as he asked me, “What makes you think you’re not going to end up alone at the end of this?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The strong woman in me rose up and answered, “Well, I am pretty great.”
I used to make myself small. I kept my thoughts to myself. I didn’t express my opinions. And I definitely didn’t want to talk about my feelings.
If I was quiet and invisible maybe it would be a smooth night. I always made sure everything was perfect, myself included.