Hi folks, I'm new to this group. I've been in therapy for a number of years now and have long known that my partner can often, just by his presence, trigger me. Since covid, this is even more noticeable because we are rarely apart. Today I had a rare day alone and now, just knowing he's on his way home has triggered me. (Note that this is a generally good relationship, and while he has unintentionally retraumatized me in the past, it's been a long time since he's done anything to hurt me.) It is particularly problematic when we are working together (in our small kitchen) or if he asks me to do nearly anything. It is hard on both of us, he doesn't want to cause me distress and it's often hard or impossible for me to hide it. Does anyone else have a similar problem? If so, how have you addressed it? (I am not triggered in the same way by other people or by my children, who also live with us.)
I struggle with Father's Day after what I suffered as a child and growing up. However I have tried to make amends over the years. My Dad has always wanted a golden retriever puppy and he lost his dog over a year ago. So for Father's Day I bought him a puppy. I haven't seen my Dad smile so much in a long time. I hope all you fathers had a nice Father's Day.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever brought with you on vacation?