stress causing more dissociation

This week has been difficult. There are several things at home and at work that are causing stress in addition to some new things going on inside our head. Not sleeping much either. It gets into a viscious cycle pretty quickly. Everything gets mixed together then-- stress, headaches, dissociating, not eating, not sleeping, getting more tired, more stress, more switching... and on and on. Thats how the past 10 days has been and its just wearing all of us down.
On Tuesday Mae told our therapist some really intense things that many of us dont want to admit to or face. Some things are really just better left in the past. And wish they would stay buried there. I'm sure that therapeutically its a wonderful thing that these things are coming out. But it doesnt feel so good in the middle of the night when Mae is waking up crying and none of us adults can get her calmed down.

On a positive note, my sister asked if she could get a Christmas present for Mae, and that is just so encouraging. We always get lots of kids' presents for Christmas anyway but this year there will be one just for Mae and she is really looking forward to that.

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