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Okay, so I am slow in catching up on all my reading, but I just read this reference in my overstuff incoming email. I confess that I have only read her on and off as time and opportunities would permit as I struggled with my little life things day in day out. Whenever I would read one of her columns, controversial or enlightening, it was always worth my personal interest.

But for now, for anyone who reads her:

Partial excerpt:

Judith Warner
On the politics of everyday life.
Goodbye to All This

At 22, I couldn’t begin to imagine a life that would involve a house and children, much less a husband. . . . The idea that I would one day write in The Times about the politics of everyday life was more unimaginable still. I am waxing nostalgic -- all Times-elegiac -- because today marks the last time I’ll be writing Domestic Disturbances. The online column -- this transposing of my life onto the Web -- is coming to an end.

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For the time being, I have decided to make my blog public. The motivation for this decision is that before the weekend, I returned from one month of involuntary commitment at a local NYC psychiatric ward.

Though I have various other complicating factors, I went in because of suicidal inclinations. Things have been difficult lately, both financially and personally. One Monday morning, I finally had it. I walked into a nearby counseling facility I knew of and after two-hours of talking and assessment (first by an astute young graduate resident, then according to their protocol, a senior staff counselor), they walked me across the street to the hospital which includes a psych ward for emergency commitments.

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For now, I am trying to take things one day at a time. I am dealing with some of the emotional residuals that sparked my so-called breakdown and dealing with my numerous financial and legal problems. Nonetheless, the medications (particularly Seroquel and clonidine) are helping to keep me on a very even keel as a I struggle.
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