Scaling the Plateaus of Hell

05/13/2016 by syrbal-labrys

Steel Kachinas

This post could be filed under “first world problems” or “bloody drama queen”, depending on one’s point of reference and view.  It is not a secret that my marriage has been a study in contrasts and often painful and storm-wracked.  A sort of nuclear detonation of PTSD crisis happened in 2011 and all since has felt like an emotional version of a horrid famous painting. (Yes, yes…more drama.  Don’t say I’m not Romantic, though, ok?)

witch inner courtBut I congratulate us both for effort to fight out way back to each other.  It has been painful.  We have hurt each other and we have hurt ourselves.  A struggle for a marriage, for a relationship is like any other struggle – there are falls, backslides and there are progressive climbs to better moments.  There are also, however, plateaus.  While the moments of progress feel like a sort of bliss and the backslides…

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