Sunday, April 13, 2008

Round and round...

I am grateful to be a survivor, to understand this part of my history and my life. Comprehension is a gift. Yet, I find myself a bit frustrated. Over and over again I return to my history in new ways. Once my therapist described it as a spiral - - as we grow through life and through our survivorship we progress and come to the same issues with (hopefully) new tools and new information. Yet, we come back to the same issues. That is what frustrates me. If only we could grow and not have to come back to it. I wish.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Leah,

I empathize with your frustration. Ever see the movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell? You might enjoy seeing it (or seeing it again). I think it helps put a laugh where there is often sadness and frustration.

And then, of course, there is EMDR, which is one of the best ways to get rid of troublesome memories.

Best of luck,
Laura

"Sudy" said...

I think that we always revisit and relearn our history as we grow older. It took me a long time to see that it's not "regression" or going backward. It's how we learn, constantly, how our past strengthens us and gives us lessons as we move into new parts of our lives.

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