Life After Therapy

Life After Therapy

I stopped seeing my psychologist in January. After 12 months of pretty much weekly sessions, I decided to end it, just like that. Why? Because I felt I had become too attached. Kara* was the fourth psychologist I had seen since 2012 and the first I felt I could talk to. I felt comfortable with [...]

Love is Everything, Part 2 – (A)sexuality and Mental Health

Love is Everything, Part 2 – (A)sexuality and Mental Health

The no-sex thing has never really been that big a problem. What has made things difficult is that I’m still capable of physical attraction and emotional connection. Love, in other words. After all, love is not sex and sex is not love. They’re two completely different things. As a society, we’re completely fine with sex [...]

Rookie Mistakes, Part 2 – Adapting to Work Around Stress and Trauma

Rookie Mistakes, Part 2 – Adapting to Work Around Stress and Trauma

Warning: this post contains details some may find distressing. Not all my confrontations were face-to-face. One of my earliest investigations was a road-rage incident. A man driving a delivery van got into a altercation with another motorist, who was driving a little black sports car. It was one of those pissy incidents that happen a [...]