When Chaos Makes You Numb

A side effect of an abusive childhood can make you far too tolerant of chaos.

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

I grew up with a neglectful and abusive mother. Because she was also hugely disorganized, my life was often chaotic. Everything was done last minute with no planning or organization. It was a running family joke that every holiday required at least one trip to the local drugstore to get…

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Heather Ashman

Heather Ashman

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.