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Re: Diversifying my Portfolio (long) Aphrodite

Posted by Dinah on December 5, 2004, at 8:58:00

In reply to Diversifying my Portfolio (long), posted by Aphrodite on December 5, 2004, at 7:21:39

Very little in mine at the moment. But I'm trying. And trying for me means trying to build and maintain other connections.

For example, one of my bosses not known for his caring empathetic nature really came through for me when things were rough. He talked to me for hours, and made sure to emphasize that I was doing the best that I could, and not to blame myself for everything that goes wrong, because he knew I had a tendency to do that. Now he's back to being stern about work, but I suppose I need that, and I'll never forget how he supported me when I needed it.

I wish I could build a stronger bond with my husband right now, but he's under stress himself, and it's really hard for us to connect because of our differing styles of dealing with stress.

I'm still reaching out to friends, but to tell the truth, I have trouble connecting with IRL friends.

I've got the puppies. My husband fusses about them sometimes and I try to tell them how much they helped pull me out of a very black place and how they are just the prescription for me right now. If he keeps fussing about them, I'm going to come out and tell him the stuff I was protecting him from. But they're soft and full of licks. Brushing and petting them is therapy in itself. They curl up next to me as I sleep. I think I love them. :)

I'm still playing with the dolls, although I'll be bankrupt soon at this rate.




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