The voices that I’ve been hearing tonight have really affected me. When they affect me, they affect my husband too, so I’m going to write another post. My husband keeps telling me that the voices aren’t real. I know that they aren’t real, but they seem real and this is why they affect me. I need to be stronger. I will not let them break up my marriage or ruin my life. I will not give them power. I think back to my therapy and remember what my therapist has said. This week she asked me if I had been practicing mindfulness when I hear voices. This means to just let what I hear go, and continue with what I am doing, rather than actively trying not to think about what they say. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy, and I’m having a hard time doing it right now. The feeling of sadness stays with me, even though I am no longer thinking about the comment they made. I will not give up. I love myself, and I love my husband too much to give up. I will keep going and continue to write. I have many too many other things to occupy my time and my thoughts, and I will not be defeated.