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On Ask Polly: How Can I Stop Being a Shut In Once and for All?

@Althaea Yup Yup. My list, when I was sickest, was even shorter: 1) Shower Every Day 2) Outside Every Day. You start where you're at.

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Won't Stop Raging About My Sexual History

And for authentic Borderline Personality Disorder: I was marginally involved in a situation between a couple that quickly went supernova when the guy ran his usual Narcissistic, Bipolar game (medically diagnosed) on an unsuspecting "extra" woman, who we learned was BPD. That BP male, a professional victim we'd tolerated, got his game handed back to him by the BPD, on fire. It was scary though.
There is new research and therapies -DBT- for Borderlines who are motivated to change. Psychcentral dot com is curated by a doctor, dbtself help dot com, and behavioral tech dot org feature the work of Marsha Linehan, PhD. A revelation for BPD's to find the thing that hurts so much can be addressed, and it may even be helpful for Bipolar.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Won't Stop Raging About My Sexual History

Polly's Futon Boy got a pass for punching, it seems to me. Fist to face= Out of His Place.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm 0

On How the Other Half Condos

@Hosein Kouros-Mehr your facts are as I know them, too, and yet I don't reach your conclusion. The Haves seem pretty happy to bully the Have-Nots. It seems more overt, since the gleeful looting and pillage of 2008.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 2:00 am 0

On Ask Polly: I Was Dumped After a Freak Accident and I Can't Move On

"There's a reason it's called 'Self-Esteem'" -Katt Williams. (That's directed at me, too)

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Was Dumped After a Freak Accident and I Can't Move On

I know this trap. Listen to yourself, saying "I can't." That's the padlock. We all trap ourselves.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm 0

On How to Write

Does the sound of the autoplay video ads mean you're paying your writers now?

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:39 am 0

On How to Write

Heather, I have lots of happy experiences with freelance work with set pay schedules. Net 30. And while I couldn't charge a finance rate, I did build in a "discount" (actually my basic rate) for Net 30. And I would call clients at about Day 26 very concerned and on their side, oh, dear! that I was going to have to re-invoice them at the next higher rate for 30-60 days from service, which had been spelled out in the original Deal Memo, which they had signed. There was one more tier (wouldn't I have loved to bill at that rate all the time) and then that, the line "After 120 days will be referred to Collection." I.Always.Got.Paid.

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm 1

On How to Write

Dear Awl, pay her already or face our wrath.

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Dad Died Unexpectedly And I Can't Get Over It

@paddlepickle losing people to suicide is a subset of special hell. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm 2