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Category Archives: Being
We had both transgressed. I immediately apologized — with no response from her for months. In order to move myself out of the emotional victim position and begin to heal my heart and soul, I gave her grace — a … Continue reading
The victim triangle (aka drama triangle) helped me come to terms with what had happened. In my desire to help (rescue) her, I hooked myself into her drama. While I started out as the rescuer, her swift natural reaction was … Continue reading
I was like a ripe old artichoke, with outer leaves showing the effects of age and experience — defense systems and protective devices intact. Yet, when pierced to the core with words and actions, the wound was painful — and … Continue reading
Three ways culture, society and family keep us ‘in line’ are betrayal, shame and abandonment (Mario Martinez). After I crossed her personal boundaries, she shamed me, then abandoned me for several months. I don’t know if she also denounced me. … Continue reading
This week’s photo challenge invites us to explore the concept of Boundaries. In the past year I violated the personal boundaries of someone I love very much. Her reaction to my mistake turned into an equally egregious transgression of my … Continue reading
Outside the birds huddle into their winter shelters and ice begins to form on the surface of my pond. Inside all is warm and aglow. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!