Sue, you’re so £+<^:>)8-$, ing right!
And I your creative use of typography.
Mogace; I too have “issues” that I recognised as needing to be addressed. Or, as my wife put it, “If you carry on treating me like shit, I’m leaving you!”, type of threat.
I immediately grabbed the phone for an emergency appointment at my GP’s surgery (I still quite like her, even after 18 years). A few hours later a GP gave us a booklet entitled First Steps. This is an NHS publication promoting “emotional health”. and told us that she’d refer me.
Well, I’ve been around the block a few times and I know what that means. It’s about 18 weeks.
On our way out I passed our library and dived in. Emerging triumphantly with four books, which are: the Dummies Guide to Anger Management; Beat Stress with CBT; Choke, The Secret to Performing under Pressure; and, Learn to Meditate, which I can’t recommend more lowly. Yes, it’s got full colour illustrations throughout (like a child’s storybook) and a chapter on Out of Body Experiences. I had an oobe once which I put down to the bottle of Hungarian Bull’s Blood I’d knocked back earlier that evening (I was only 23).
Since I’ve been breathing properly I’ve found myself much calmer. Sometimes I get up before Herself so I’ve got the lounge to myself for 15 mins. When I type “myself” actually it’s me and the cat. And our cat seems calmer too. Strange that.
Still, don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.
I hope that helps. If not, try macrame.