In my last journal I may have suggested that I was going to review some movies but that's so not going to happen. Due to faulty memory syndrome I can barely remember what they were, never mind what they were about. Let's just say none of them were that memorable. I had high hopes for A Million Ways to Die in the West, but it wasn't as good as it could have been. Even though Seth MacFarlane let me down on the comedy front, he made up for it by being drop dead gorge.
Things have been running flat out for me just lately, I've had so much to do IRL that my online life has been somewhat neglected. This is a Good Thing as I've devoted far too much time to it in the past, and things stagnate when that happens. Online stuff can soak up so much attention and unless you can find a way of making it pay or at the very least keeping it fresh, it can just become a grand waste of time. However, I have come across a really great site called BaggageReclaim
that has helped me to deal with the massive case of cognitive dissonance I was left with following the breakdown of my internet friendship last year, which left me feeling like I was going mad. I'd recommend it to anyone who is dealing with relationship troubles, so that's everyone, then. lol Most therapeutic intervention tends to skim the surface of relationship problems and focus on trying to put it behind you by thinking positive, and there's certainly merit in that. However, if you're like me, you need to understand what went wrong in order to be able to process the whole thing and make sense of it. This is especially important when you've been involved with someone who uses emotional manipulation to exert control, so that you can detach from the hooks they put into you. They can go very deep, and people who are like that are very good at reflecting the 'blame' back at you so you take on a disproportionate share of blame for the failure of the relationship.
I feel like I am nearly there now, thanks to Natalie at BR. She's genius at writing articles that really get to the heart of those kind of involvements and unpicking the roots of the dissonance. It's feels like a light has been shone into the darkness of my impressionable naivete.
Not seen any films lately, there doesn't seem to be anything in theatres that's worth seeing at the mo. The only noteworthy thing I've done has been to go to my son's graduation and that was absolutely wonderful. So proud of him.