Are we the victims of our own altruism? In a recent post on loving relationships , I noted that: Our personal suffering makes us far more sensitive to the needs of others. We are attuned. We are accepting. We reach out. We respond with compassion. Crazy thing, we the “crazy” are natural healers and nurturers. ... But there is a tremendous downside. As Tabby observed, in response to my piece: I'm a good person and a loving person and I care deeply for people. People just do not, in return. And whereas I'm willing to go through the drama, the stress, the chaos of their lives with them and put up with their mistreatment of me (like I did with my ex-husband and his abuse for 20 years) so many just run and bail out on me, when things grow dark or topsy-turvy. Funny you should mention this, Tabby. I just finished reading Barbara Oakley’s “Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend.” One of Dr Oakley’s ...
Some women become afflicted with pelvic pain accompanied by itching, burning, cannot sit without suffering , can't think about sex pain in the vulvar area. The opening of your vagina, or the vulva can become afflicted with vulvodynia spontaneously and though you clearly feel all the symptoms - the physical exam may not be that impressive. So what typically happens? You don't get help - the condition persists and you suffer.
Alot of women don't report it because they will examine themselves - see nothing - and feel actually stupid going to the doctor. So be clear - this condition does exist and you can get help.
Symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
The pain can be constant or intermittent and it can last for months, even years. It can also vanish spontaneously. A rule out diagnosis is vulvar vestibulitis which may cause pain when there is pressure app...
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