Psychology/Mental Health Archives - Lori Watson: Stories
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Psychology/Mental Health

"I don't know what's wrong with me, I keep screwing up my life." Tears well up and spill over, spreading streaks of mascara as dark as my soul. "That's true," she says. "Why can't you get it together?" "Maybe there's something wrong with me," I whisper. "Maybe...

My life is a crash course in Self Improvement right now, and it’s hard and it’s painful and it’s good and it’s exciting. I don’t want to minimize the depth of the heartache or make it sound easy- a part of me has been ripped...

I may have a slight addiction to learning and may be enrolled in a ridiculous number of online courses. But there are worse problems to have, right? Yeah, like fears that are destroying your life. You know, the thing you’re here to talk about?  Uh, getting there. Excuse...

Failure is a curly redhead with porcelain skin and curves in all the right places. She sits on the corner of my desk, legs crossed, one foot swinging back and forth, face frozen in a permanent smirk. She knows everything I’m not. Failure is a statuesque...

There’s a year in my not-so-distant past that I refer to as The Year of the Zombie. Chronic pain and a chronic inability to function like everyone else led me from doctor to doctor without result and when the next clueless doctor suggested Zoloft,...