Dear 11-year-old Ghadeer, You have been through so much trauma that you actively block out. You tell yourself if you don’t think about it, you won’t feel anything towards it. You were a child but you were so afraid to have emotions. You were a child but you weren’t allowed to be one. You weren’t… Continue reading A Letter to My Childhood Self
As someone who suffers from Major Depression and General Anxiety, I know well how difficult controlling emotions are. Emotions are powerful. You feel them but they’re hard to control because they’re inside of you. Here’s a question I ask myself regularly: Why do you want to control your emotions? Emotions exist inside of you for… Continue reading Controlling Emotions
Hope can be a dangerous thing. Being hopeful can lead to heartbreaks and disappointments. However, not having any hope at all can throw away your chances at something great. I have hope because every day, I get up and I get to see my baby girl and her sweet smile. I have hope because she… Continue reading Why I still have hope
I know what you’re thinking. “Ghadeer, you haven’t blogged in over a month, and what does this have to do with parenting or mental health?” You also may be thinking “ALL lives matter!” I haven’t blogged in over a month because I’ve been in a hurricane over hectic chaos since my last blog post. Since… Continue reading Let me tell you why you should support the BLM movement
In my last blog post, I explained that I left an unhealthy relationship and now I’m single. I’ve never experienced feeling truly loved unconditionally. My family never loved me. They said they did and I believed them for a very long time. Recently, my mother (who is cut off) found out that I left my… Continue reading What it’s like dating when you have PTSD
A lot has happened to me in the past couple weeks. Quarantine has been immeasurably difficult. I have been living with and coparenting with my ex husband, the father of my daughter. He continued to emotionally abuse and manipulate me. Us being home together all the time gave me no reprieve from him. Here’s the… Continue reading My life is either falling apart or coming together
The circle of security is a very valuable lesson on parenting that changed the way I parent my child. The circle is made for parents and their children, however it can often be applied to other relationships as well. To begin this entry, I want to say that there are no perfect parents and everyone… Continue reading The Circle of Security
A large portion of the world is in quarantine with covid-19 wreaking havoc on the human population. Quarantine can be difficult in a lot of ways. For people experiencing a depressive episode, being stuck at home can feel awful. There isn’t any distractions and sometimes the people you live with are your stressors. So what… Continue reading The Deep Trenches of Depressive Episodes
Everyone knows the importance of healthy relationships. But how do you distinguish a healthy relationship from an unhealthy one? And how do you know whether it’s an unhealthy person or an unhealthy situation? Loneliness begins in oneself. It feels like you have no one around you who cares about you, like the world is spinning… Continue reading Healthy Relationships
I’m Ghadeer and this is my first official blog post. I’m someone who loves writing and has been doing it since I was a child, so I’d love to be successful in this endeavor. Motherhood has been a huge change for me, as it is for all first time moms. Going from no children to… Continue reading Welcome to my blog!
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