On gift giving and self sacrifice

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

There is a quality of mine that I adore. It gets me into so much trouble and causes so much suffering, but I can’t lose it. It’s an inextricable element of my identity. I’m the one who cares more. I’m the one who always gives. And that’s quite painful. I was thinking back, the other…

An update on my moral scrupulosity

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve talked about this condition of mine before. An element of my OCD, a powerful one, is entitled obsessive moral scrupulosity, or the obsessive and compulsive need to follow a specific moral code, and often for others to follow it, too. The moral code itself is molded by early childhood influences, and it springs up…

Consensus

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Sorry for the hiatus, folks, and a million thanks to Katie for lending her talents to the site in the meantime. If you haven’t read what she wrote a few days ago, go here to check it out before reading this. Truth be told, the hate comments got to me a little more than they…

My relationship goals? Mentally healthy.

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve dated a robust handful of people. Some relationships were ended by me, some weren’t. Some went out with a bang, others simply petered out or ended sweetly. Some were intense and romantic, some abusive, while others were more casual and non-committal. If there’s one thing I have learned since my first “relationship” in seventh…

When is a relationship abusive? Let me show you.

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Spoiler Alert: You don’t know him unless I want you to, so don’t try to find out who he is. But you almost certainly know people like him, though I wish you didn’t. Allow me to present to you a few of his facets. If you recognize this person in your life, at any point,…

2 Well-Meaning Things NOT to Say to Struggling Friends

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

In general, it’s better to say something than to say nothing at all. When I was in middle school, I didn’t understand this. I saw friends struggling in the sixth and seventh grade and I froze. I figured that if I said anything to them, they’d be triggered (this, before “triggered” was such a buzzword)…

Welcome to Millennial, Interrupted!

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I was inspired to make this blog, believe it or not, by the National Walkout movement in the wake of the Parkland shooting. I attended a school for students with special needs: academically capable, but emotionally disabled. Most of us suffered from generalized anxiety and depression, as well as a smattering of other illnesses like…

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