hey all,

what do you all think of disassociation? I'm sure many have experienced this...I have been thinking about it a lot more lately because I watched the united states of tara. I know, kind of ...whatever, but I looove it and it --well I could connect with it obviously. and she had sexual abuse trauma. 

There was another thing that I read about adoption that adoption was just as much a trauma as anything but a birth trauma. That you had to grieve over a serious loss.  And really, I never even thought of it like that...I mean, that I had to grieve, or that I was actually rejected,  ook I don't exactly remember the whole thing-but it said something about stages...kind of like grieving the death of a loved one.  I don't know why but I just never thought of it like that..

ahhh soo if you have any thoughts on disassociation could you please email me???

I'm also starting an organization --non-profit and just started to try making a website. I have no idea what I'm doing or how to make a website, but I got one!  Anyway, if anybody also has any pointers or tips, would you like to fill me in!?  Thanks!!!

-Melissa (Jane)


Taking notes

Hmm... I never heard about or saw "United States of Tara"... I'll have to look into it.

Meanwhile....I found a few good posts (within our own pages) that you might like to read because they relate to adoption grief and grieving (and it's sister-topic, "mourning"):


Pound Pup Legacy