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Hey Megan, I'm reading your story and I feel so much for you! I started my blog a year ago because I was crying 10 times a day. I considered it to be inner "weather" and meditated and breated and went in and felt where it was in my body blah blah blah and it went away. It passed! Totally! So, listen to Shelley. She's right. It will pass. You're doing great. Thanks for sharing about it and don't stop telling us all about it. We'll share in your victory when it's all done!

Posted by Jamine (not verified) on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 01:58

oh man, those head conversations SUCK. I'm prone to insomnia, especially in times of stress because my head will never shut up already. I fall asleep with the tv on a lot, but it can seem kind of lonely-hearts pathetic to wake up with the tv on, and I love tv!

A solution that works better for me, sometimes, is to fall asleep with an audiobook playing. Mostly novels, as long as the plot's not too hard to follow (cause you're bound to miss some of it). Just as long as it's some nice-voiced person talking to me. I was really into sleeping to a collection of James Joyce short stories for a while -- the plot for me wasn't as important as the pleasing accented voice and snippets of imagery. I fell in and out of the narrative easily.

so I suggest auidiobooks!

Posted by suge (not verified) on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:45

Suge makes a lot of sense, too. I used the timer on my TV a lot because I didn't want to have it on all night. Seinfeld on DVD got me through many nights. (I'm conditioned now to fall asleep to it.) I also like listening to CBC Overnight and my radio will turn off after anytime I set. Voices... Not my own!

Posted by Jamine (not verified) on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 13:41

They're right, it's temporary, you'll get your equilibrium back. And your mojo too.

But have you considered dumping him as a facebook friend?

Posted by zoom (not verified) on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 22:47

Audiobooks! That's a good idea. It seems to have gotten a bit better.

And defriending him on facebook did help. I didn't really want to - what a minefield, all that - but that's the way it's gotta be, at least for now.

Posted by megan on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 15:29