Another good article found by my blogging friend Lou. For us empaths. It took a long time after JC and I split for my life to become positive again. Whereas in the past, before JC; my life had a way of always working out for the best, after I met him slowly but surely my life was full of negativity. Always waiting for the other shoe to drop, watching to not anger him, wondering whether he was lying or not, trying to read his “coded” messages. It was tiring and full of negativity. I thought after we split the positive would automatically come back into my life; but it didn’t. Time after time I would try to think positively and expect it only to be crushed when yet again I was taken advantage of or things went horribly wrong. It took literally years for me to get rid of that feeling of impeding doom and gloom and not always expect the worst. I finally broke through the negativity after basically isolating myself for the better part of 2 years. I didn’t know how to do it any other way. I wish I would have read this article back then, perhaps it would not have taken me so long.
Published by Carrie Reimer
I think everyone at one time or another thinks, "If I only knew then what I know now." I share my life experiences in hopes a few less people have to look back and want a "do over". Through my Lady Witha Truck blog I have spent 8 years sharing my experiences while being in an abusive relationship with a man I consider to be a narcissist/psychopath and through my other blog, Reimer Reason I share lessons learned throughout the 60 years of my life. No experience is a waste as long as you learn from it and if I can save someone else making the same mistakes I made, then it makes it all worth while. I am an expert on my life, not yours, my opinions are my own, not yours, and I enjoy open respectful communication on most topics. If I don't have an answer I will research it until I do. I have a sweetheart of a dog named Stella, a 4 year old Pitbull, Mastiff cross. I am artistic, enjoy bringing new life to antiques, gardening, refurbishing and repurposing other people's "garbage", reading, writing and being outside in nature. I have a 34 year old son who I am extremely proud of and a 7 yr old granddaughter I don't see near enough. I live on welfare after a lifetime of working full time because I have heart failure. I have gone from being a home owner and landlord to being homeless and living in my car. I continually strive to be the best me that I can be and look at life as a learning experience and an opportunity to learn about other people and myself. Never a dull moment! View all posts by Carrie Reimer