This (k)new name, for me, is not a tie-cut but an invitation.
What behavior can be positively, or neutrally, attributed to neurodivergence, and what (regardless of attribution) is neither positive nor neutral, and must be improved in order to live in good faith with other human beings?
“[T]hat’s what family is, at least to me. Being what we need to for each other, with each other, even if elements of it hurt.”
Mutually following some friends from high school leaves open the possibility for anyone to find me, forcing me to contend with the reality of my life’s non-segmentation. It forces me to contend with the fact that the segmentation is purely in my own mind, that it’s only in my own mind that my life comes in “eras,” and that I’m an extra in everyone else’s story with a long and continuous plot-line, not one that comes in parts or chapters.
What if we taught each other how to practice a therapy better than therapy, one based on shared respect and shared struggle?