"They moved my bowl."
"Donald is an appendicitis survivor, too."
Tags:appendicitis, appendix, appendixes, medicine, medical, survive, survivor, overreaction, overreact, trauma, traumatic, shared traumas, small talk, small-talk, medical procedure, medical procedures, shared interest, shared interests, conversation starter, conversation skill, conversation skills, conversation starters, medical problem, medical problems, health problem, health problems, appendectomy, appendectomies, conversations, converse
"Now, just a darn minute, Fowler! You're not the only member of this board who was a victim of ritual satanic abuse!"
"Talk to me. You have wounds. I have salt."
Tags:friend, friends, friendship, companion, companionship, gossip, gossiping, gossips, trauma, traumatic, wound, wounded, wounds, reasurrance, reassuring, counsel, counsellor, counselling, help, helping, helpful, salt, salt in the wound, worse, make it worse, making it worse, not helping, unhelpful, unhelpfully, girl, girls, girl code, catty, cattiness, coffee, coffee date, exacerbate, toxic, toxicity, toxic friendship
"There's no point in our being friends if you won't let me fix you."
Tags:friend, friends, friendship, companion, companionship, gossip, gossiping, gossips, trauma, traumatic, wound, wounded, wounds, reasurrance, reassuring, counsel, counsellor, counselling, help, helping, helpful, salt, salt in the wound, worse, make it worse, making it worse, not helping, unhelpful, unhelpfully, girl, girls, girl code, catty, cattiness, coffee, coffee date, exacerbate, toxic, toxicity, toxic friendship, fix, fixate, fixation, advice, bad advice, problem, private, fixer, fixer upper
"It looks like the internal bleeding should - I'm sorry. It's taking everything in my power not to tickle you right now."
Tags:doctor, doctors, treatment, injury, injured, hospital, hospitals, bed, cast, body cast, casts, immobile, paralyzed, bedridden, tickle, tickling, tickles, tickled, professional, professionals, medicine, medical, trauma, traumatic, bandages, bandage, arms up, serious, inappropriate, unprofessional, medicines, treat, treats, explain, explaining, distract, distracted, distracting, helpless, helplessness, tickle, tickles, ticklish, distraction, distractions, preoccupied, bedside manner
"Due to a bomb scare at Times Square, we're being held in the station. Please remain numb."
Tags:bomb scare, bomb scares, bomb threat, bomb threats, scare, scares, threat, threats, threatening, culture of fear, fear, fears, fearful, announcement, announcements, unrealistic, warning, warnings, warn, warns, subway, subways, transit, mass transit, rapid transit, terrorist, terrorists, terrorism, numb, numbness, overwhelmed, overwhelming, new york, new yorker, new yorkers, post-9/11, 9/11, terrorist threat, terrorist threats, trauma, traumatic, modern life, modern world
Today's Special Guest: Brundage Mornald, of Battle Creek, Montana. Under hypnosis, Mr. Mornald recovered long-buried memories of a perfectly normal, happy childhood.
Tags:hypnosis, hypnotic, treatment, treatments, therapy, therapist, therapists, repressed memory, repressed memories, memory, memories, childhood, childhood memory, childhood memories, trauma, traumatic, privilege, privileged, life of privilege, celebrity, celebrities, c-list, happy childhood, happy childhoods, childhood, tv interview, tv interviews, television interview, television interviews
"I don't mind emotional trauma if I can turn it into a really funny anecdote."
Tags:coffee, coffee shop, cafe, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, emotion, emotions, confide, confides, cope, coping, coped, copes, trauma, traumatic, mental, mental health, shock, shocked, love, loving, care, caring, cared, anecdote, anecdotes, dark, dark humor, dark humour, black humor, black humour, girl, girls, women, woman
"Oh, just picking up the pieces of my life after a really traumatic haircut."
Tags:haircut, traumatic, middle age, hair, haircuts, ptsd, post traumatic stress disorder, bald, balds, balding, embarrass, embarrasses, embarrassing, trauma, pick up the pieces, picking up the pieces, dramatic, overdramatic, over-dramatic, humiliate, humiliating, humiliation, bad haircut, bad haircuts, bad hair day, bad hair days, self-conscious, self-consciousness, middle age, midlife, mankoff
"So, you went up the water spout and the rain came down and washed you out. How did you feel about that and what did you do?"
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, insect, insects, bug, bugs, spider, spiders, arachnid, arachnids, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, rhyme, rhymes, mother goose, literature, children's story, children's stories, character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, itsy bitsy spider, waterspout, waterspouts, rain, raining, feelings, experience, experiences, trauma, traumatic
"Sometimes he curls up into a ball and we roll him around."
Tags:doctor, doctors, medical doctor, medical doctors, md, mds, m.d., patient, patients, gp, g.p., general practitioner, general practitioners, marriages, husband, husbands, husband and wife, fetal position, foetal position, mental health, mental health issues, mental health problems, bullying, bullied, bully, victim, trauma, traumatic, childhood trauma, traumatic childhood, depression, depressed, anxiety, anxiety disorder, counselling, counsellor, counsellors, counseling, counselor, counselors, therapy, therapist, therapists, curl up, self defence, self protection, prenatal fetus, prenatal foetus
"This here is a little number I wrote when I recovered a repressed memory."
Tags:music, country music, song, songs, musician, musicians, songwriter, songwriters, musical instrument, musical instruments, guitar, guitars, guitarist, guitarists, performer, performers, performance, performances, performing, mental health, memory, memories, bad memory, bad memories, trauma, traumatic, repressed, psychology, crying, sad, depressing, depression, emotional, emotion, emotions, music therapy
"It's true. You were actually born a beautiful princess, but you were given to us to be brought up... and there's not a damned thing you can do about it!"
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, bad parent, bad parents, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy-tale, fairy-tales, fairytale, fairytales, parental, parenthood, mother, mothers, father, fathers, trauma, traumatic, kid, kids, upbringing, bad childhood, childhood, child, trap, trapped, stereotypical, stereotype, stereotypes, monster, monsters, monstrous
"I was bound and beaten for what seemed like hours, and it only cost me a hundred bucks."
A pinata turns out to have been a miniature horse.
Tags:horse, horses, pony, ponies, pinata, pinatas, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, candy, game, games, accident, accidents, mishap, mishaps, mistake, mistakes, mix-up, mix-ups, dark humor, black humor, dark humour, black humour, trauma, traumatize, traumatizes, traumatizing, traumatise, traumatises, traumatising, traumatic, memory, memories
"I had a lovely time - now I'm going to go to bed and try to forget all about it."
Tags:go to bed, going to bed, forget, forgets, forgetting, bad date, bad dates, first date, first dates, let down easy, letting down easy, trauma, traumatic, traumatic memory, traumatic memories, ptsd, post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, wilfully forget, willfully forget, let down gently, letting down gently, last date, last dates
Raging Bull on Ice
"Nevermind a doctor, call my therapist."
Tags:therapist, therapists, therapy, shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, sculpture, sculptures, sculptor, sculptors, mental health, trauma, traumas, traumatic, zeus, jupiter, classical art, ancient art, ancient greek, ancient greeks, ancient greece