Monday, August 26, 2013

Pre-court

Before I knew what I was doing this morning (you remember, right? Primo's TPR trial is today), I had gnawed off two of my finger nails! After over 10 years of conquering my nervous habit of biting my finger nails it is all over just like that.

I can't imagine how Primo's parents must be feeling this morning.

Stress like this may drive a person right back to any old unhealthy coping mechanisms they have used in the past.


2 comments:

  1. I lose my finger nails at almost every court hearing. First, a week or two out from court they'll break. Then, instead of filing I'll chew. Then...next thing I know...I've got no nails left at all! By the time I get out of court, I'm vowing to file and clean them up again. The cycle has been going on for two years now.

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  2. "Stress like this may drive a person right back to any old unhealthy coping mechanisms they have used in the past"

    I have struggled with this the most. I feel guilty that my (soon to be) son's biomom is back to her old ways since TPR. She doesn't know any other way to handle stress. It is a sad cycle. I only wish she would use this time to get herself sober so in the future she can have a relationship with her son & daugher.

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