@ejcsanfran What, would you'd rather have Audrey Tautou? AGEIST.
Yep, I'd watch the whole lot of 'em! Except the Kelly Rowland story, just cause I'm not much for this type of documentary.
Young Hearts legit gave me goosebumps.
@goldpen On rereading your letter, I have to say that I see it in such a different light than the first time. I agree with other commenters who have suggested you seek therapy for yourself. In the last paragraph, it sounds like what you are truly investigating is your own anxiety about your choices in men and long term relationships.
If you can find a professional who you jive well with, they will help you answer this, and in the process will likely give you effective tools to communicate with and support the person you are currently with.
I am also an adult survivor of childhood trauma, including sexual abuse, and have been doing therapeutic work for about 3 years. What others have also noted is that the therapy process can be surprising and will reconfigure your view in many, many ways. I'm saying this because if you do decide to seek therapy for yourself, know things will shift and be as open to those changes as you can. Make this about YOU not whoever you are in a relationship with. Good luck finding clarity!
All the yeses. I like how you think!
@antarctica starts here @finguns
NC represent! I think the imagery would still work if you're from Gaston. ;)
I'm only about 1/3 through it and no longer live in the southeast, and life is super hectic right now for me, so I think I kinda like the draggy parts. The cultural dialect and thought flow of the protagonist are just stunning. And also I am lucky to have had parents who pushed me off to college and out into the world, because LW1 and the characters of this book just seem so unfulfilled. :/
@minijen Also, it could be helpful to know that it is not uncommon for survivors of childhood trauma to be very high functioning. His 'caretaking' could potentially be a result of his childhood experiences as well.
Gentle encouragement to see a psychotherapist or licensed clinical social worker specializing in childhood sexual abuse could help lead him towards the freedom his seeking. All the best to him.
@finguns I am reading this right now and oh yes, yes, yes!
But I am from rural western NC, and so I didn't mind the first part because the imagery was very nostalgic for me.
@sox (as if I didn't know what was going to be there)
Jesus Christ what the fuck. That was awful.
@Matthew Gordon@twitter If you can sell that, I'm pretty sure Kate Moss would buy it