I had a meltdown because someone invited me to a party

Not all triggers come with warnings. Here’s what we can learn from my social screwup.

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The narcissistic tangent about my middle-class childhood

The fucking point already, nerd! + bonus how-to guide

1. Zero in on what your unfortunate victim has said just before you went all-caps-rage on them.

2. Stay with it until you can remember where you’ve heard/seen that throughout your early life and adolescence, your so-called formative years that are actually called that for a reason.

3. Find out what emotional overblown disaster you have attached to that specific phrase/gesture/set of circumstances.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.