Bethlehem Press

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Article By: The Press

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.

For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.

Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come from time. More has come from understanding the traumas at the root of the attacks.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.

For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.

Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come from time. More has come from understanding the traumas at the root of the attacks.

Friends at Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s been three years. Nov. 29 was the third anniversary of the separation, but my marriage really ended several months before that, and badly.

I would not be where I am today without my son, Erick, and a special groups of friends who have been with me through this journey.

At the time of the separation, I did not know where to turn at that time, but I took a lesson from one of my sisters and kept communication open with a select group of friends. It has made a great difference.