Depression Diary – Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It

This piece was written a few years ago to share words of wisdom on how to effectively support someone experiencing depression. Be warned. You’ll sometimes be told that you’re outright a terrible support system, or that he would have preferred one method of support over the one you chose in his latest episode. And as …

Depression Diary – The Other Side Of The Coin

This piece was written a few years ago, in the depth of trying to navigate my partner’s manic behaviour. The truth is… That some people only start living fully after being stripped of the life they once had and being forced to rebuild themselves from the ground up. Think freak accidents, devastating losses, intense moments …

Depression Diary – The Waves Keep Coming

This piece was written a few years ago, in the depth of trying to process the slow but steady damage of my partner’s depressive episodes. Today, I realized that I had spent too much energy seeking his attention. Of course, I noticed this only after depleting my supply.  Sadly, my attempts were barely successful. Have …

The Common Responses – The Apathetic, The Deserter, And The Mind Opener

Communication is like a muscle… So divulging my sexy little secret is a strenuous workout, or at least it was at first. For the purposes of this conversation, I will be talking about cisgendered straight men. This is because people I have had sex with in the queer community have not been phased by my …