What It’s Like When Feelings Elude You

Relief from the escape of negative emotions hardly makes up for the inability to feel happy ones

Mandy McElroy
Black Bear

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*CW: Discusses suicide ideation

I was always the type of person who wore my heart on my sleeve, and I hated it. Crying at the drop of a hat was unavoidable. It was embarrassing at times. Why did certain things…

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Mandy McElroy
Black Bear

Divorced for 2 years, after leaving a 40 year marriage. An adult daughter removed herself and her children from my life due to my decision. The pain remains.