Trying, and not always succeeding, to break out of patterns set in childhood.
Maybe commitment could be a path toward the person I wanted to be, not a reward for becoming her.
My new compulsions were all about protecting my developing fetus.
During bouts of anxiety and agoraphobia, it’s the only thing that kept me feeling anchored to reality.
With the right conditions, a traumatic experience can lead to something like the opposite of PTSD. Mine helped me become a better mother.