Wine and chocolate are acceptable self-care. Medication and therapy, not so much.

Earlier this year, I started seeing a therapist. After months of feeling irrationally angry, unsettled and even more emotional than I usually am, I realised I could use some professional help in managing my emotions and the day-to-day challenges of parenting and adulting and being a human in this challenging world. Therapy, like exercise, became part of my regular self-care regime. Other than a couple of close friends, however, no one knew this. After all, it’s not something that’s talked about in casual conversation. What would people think if they knew? Would they assume that I was unhappy, that there…
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