Bitter Sweet Attention

I heard from [Kar] yesterday.  She left me voicemail, curious about how Mom is doing since the heart failure diagnosis last week.  That was sweet of her to remember my family in these trying times. Now I do not normally let a call … Continue reading

Judy’s Silent Rejection

From audio journal episode:  AJE-2010-05-31-21-52.  I thought when I got back in touch with [Judy] a few weeks ago (details  here), that things would be different this time.  But so far, we’ve only talked once on the phone in nearly … Continue reading

Combating The Shame Of Rejection

Inspired by audio journal episode   AJE-2010-05-07-19-30. As I said in the previous post   here, needless rejection should be avoided.  To summarize: A needless love rejection is one where you experience more pain and humiliation than necessary, to find out if … Continue reading

Avoiding Needless Rejection: 2010-05-19

Inspired by audio journal episode:  AJE-2010-05-06-11-12. I encountered anxiety while writing this piece lately; at times, the words just weren’t coming; classic writers’ block. Sometimes, I beat this by just writing anything, impromptu, even when I did not yet know what … Continue reading