Ok I knew I wasn’t an affectionate person, but I didn’t realize how true it was until my husband pointed it out.
Earlier I was on my computer and he just came to say hi and touched my shoulder, I shrunk/flinched and he asked me why I always do that. Then he tried to touch my shoulder again and I intuitively did it again, just curled my shoulders forward. I told him sorry it’s not his fault and he said he understands.
My nmom wasn’t physically abusive, but mentally abusive and is an extremely angry, hostile and miserable person. Since I was little and from reading my diaries when I was 7-9 years old, it’s depressing to know how angry and abusive she was to me at that age and how I was able to write about it all as a little girl.
I’m in my mid 20’s and haven’t had contact with her in almost 2 years. So many things I’ve realized. So many fucked up things that woman did that would bring herself joy.
Does anyone else flinch/shrink when they get touched? How long until I can act like a normal person and like to be touched and not get startled by it
This is obviously not a romantic relationship issue but I need help. Tldr: my shrink is dating a slimey well known person, it is all over the gossip sites and I dont how to handle it.
I (30sF) have been seeing my psychologist (40sF) for over three years. She has helped me through some incredibly dark and tough times and I would not be where I am today without her help and guidance. She always listens to me without any judgment whatsoever which is so freeing. Even my family and friends often congratulate me on my personal growth which is largely due to her. I really admire her.
Now on to my issue - we live in a fairly large city in Europe. My shrink used to be a tv personality, basically like a local weather girl. After her psych degree she even had a talk show on a local channel where she invited celebs to talk about personal and social issues. I never watched because it felt weird seeing her on tv but I always thought good for her for living her best life.
My issues started a few months ago. We have a two party system like US and I am a life long leftist. Always have been, always will be. We have a slimey mean shithead rightwing politician - think like Ted Cruz plus 30 pounds. He is truly disgusting. He recently had a divorce and then slowly rumors started popping up that he is dating my shrink. First I didn't belive, there is no way an educated smart woman would even look twice at a man like that but it seems to be true. It is all over the new since they are both well known.
My friends who know who my shrink is are sending me articles. My dad sent me articles. I asked them to stop and respect my boundaries and they have but I now have a feeling they are laughing about this behind my back. I turn on my tv and they are showing photos of them having a vacation. I just cant stomach it.
Obviously it is none of my business who she dates. We never ever talk about her personal life and I would never ever want to bring that part up. However I am struggling here. I really respect her as a psychologist but find myself losing respect for her as a person and I hate that this is happening.
So my quesiton is - can I bring this up during our next session? Not her dating life but how I am unsure how to handle the media attention on her? Not sure if I have a leg to stand on here or if I should just let this go as this doesnt really have anything to do with me yet I feel like it affects me unhealthily. Our next session is next week and for the first time in 3 years... keep reading on reddit ➡
A couple of months ago me and a couple of friends started a new DND campaign. One of our players (lets call him Tim) was an acquaintance of the GM and her BF, we were told that Tim was kinda wierd but otherwise a good guy and since i've played with a fair share of wierd players i didn't really mind.
The first session couple of sessions were alright, Tim wasn't the best at rollplaying and his backstory was pretty basic, but it was kind of fun having him in our party since his way of playing was very different from how the rest of the party played the game so we had to find more creative solutions and compromises to progress in a quest.
The real problems i and the other players had were starting to show around session 3, Tim suddenly forgot how combat worked even though we've had combat in the last 2 sessions and he played DND before. He also started being racist towards Dwarfs for some reason, even though his whole reason for being in the party was finding his Dwarf friend. This was also the session where we interrupted a ritual in the town we were staying in to save a Dwarf that might lead to Tims lost Friend. The Townspeople didn't know we interrupted the ritual, however if they did the would probably kill us (keep that im mind for later).
The next few sessions his mind seemed to deteriorate further and further, as he suddendly forgot he could move while in combat and as we had to explain the concept of money to him since he forgot how money worked (?).
He was also constantly metagaming in the most stupid way imaginable. We had an old sled dog that we bought 3 sessions earlier and the dog was getting too weak to pull the cart and had to take constant breaks. Since we earned a lot of money recently we wanted to buy new sled dogs and we were planning on selling the old one since he is of no use to us anymore. So the next time we had spare time me and 1 other player went on our way to sell the old dog. meanwhile Tim was sleeping and the rest of the party was doing other things. The moment Tim realised we were about to sell the dog he said "i have a bad dream so i wake up and check on the dogs." after a few moments of bewildered silence he asked "is that legit?". the DM just said "no." and that was the end of that discussion.
Another time we were pulling a scam during a game of poker. I could use telepathy and used it to ask 2 other members of our party that were standing behind the poker table what cards my opponents had. Tim was also playinf poker bu... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have suggested Oneplus Team many times at various places about this.
Instead of working on reachability and customising OS to bring buttons at reachable distance why not give a SIMPLE ONE-HANDED MODE like other OEMs provide.
Just shrink the screen.
Benefits of this move:
With the current trend seems like OP Team doesn't even care for customers. Sad to see such an enthusiastic team taking this dip.
Edit: Big Screen is great for entertainment i agree but this feature is helpful in handling phone while you are on the move. And folding phones are too costly.
Kindly share your process with me? I roll out the dough into a round, then let it rest for 2 hours in fridge, then roll out into the tart, then back into fridge while prepping contents of tart! Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Edit: do folks prefer the tart pan be made of a particular material? (Glass, metal, ceramic). I recently bought ceramic to add to my collection of glass and metal, i think it was a mistake. The veg quiche i made in the ceramic was extremely soggy. I think i get my best results from metal. Thoughts?
Oooooh, this article didn't hold back! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/young-people-demographic-shrinking-calgary-alberta-job-market-recession-1.5890397
Particular lines that struck a cord with me include:
"[Young people] know that the old days of booming oil and gas, they're not coming back. They value vibrant, walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly neighbourhoods. They believe in climate change and they simply don't see their values reflected in this city."
And: "We definitely have issues of trying to bring people to the city. And their main concerns are, a lot of the times, diversity. Diversity of people, diversity of thought and opinion, that they feel doesn't exist here in Calgary."
And: "To be honest with you, I'm kind of leaning toward encouraging them to leave, and not come back. Like, we have a real problem … this city runs the risk of being like Detroit."
Anyone else kind of agree with this? I've always enjoyed Calgary as a tourist, but moved here and was a bit taken aback and how much of a conservative echo chamber the city turned out to be, at the urban sprawl and at how much people cling to the oil and gas industry. I can really relate to a lot of the views in the article. I think Calgary has some soul searching to do. Not everyone wants to live in the suburbs and drive everywhere. It just doesn't feel like a vibrant city to me, despite how much pride people seem to have in a place that's inarguably average unless you want to hiking every weekend. It's a bit like Houston and Vancouver if they had a baby.
Thoughts? What can Calgary do to attract talent and keep young people in the city?
Is y’all’s stores getting hit heavily with theft? Ever since we cut employees, it seems thieves have realized it’s prime opportunity to steal because we are so busy with customers keeping us distracted that they can swoop in and steal thousands of dollars worth of merch. We keyed out 10K one week alone and 2-3K even the week before that. Anyone else?
I am moving just outside of Platte City in April and need to get set up with a psychiatrist who will not be a jerk about my ADHD meds and takes Cigna. If they do video visits (at least during these ~unprecedented times~), even better! Any recommendations anywhere vaguely near me? I know I might have to go for a bit of a drive for non-video visits. :)
Edit: Thank you to everyone who made suggestions! You've been super helpful and helped reduce one of my anxieties about the move. <3