I write ….

“I write with a sort of grim determination to deal with things that are hidden and difficult, and this means, I think, that pleasure is out of the question. I would associate this with narcissism anyway, and I would disapprove of it.”

Colin Tobin


  1. Dear Erin – I came back to the beginning of your blog. I think you may be quoting Colm Toibin (I don’t have the necessary accent marks on my laptop.) I am nearly 76 and have spent oh, more than a third of that time, in intensive therapy, for what is now generally called CPTSD. I came back to read more. Thank you for writing. TS

    • Yes I quote Colm Tobin. I love his work. He lives just up the road from where I grew up. Thank you for taking the trouble to read my writing. I appreciate it. I hope it is of some benefit to you. I too have spent years in therapy for CPTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder from Child Abuse. I use psychotherapy and EMDR. I am finally making progress. I hope you are well. Thank you again. Erin

I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment. All feedback is much appreciated. Thank you. Erin