My current mood seems to also affect my perception of both the past and the future. Is this part of the "normal" human experience or is this more of a bipolar-2 type manifestation?
It's all about acceptance. Acceptance is the key. If I accept myself and my own experience, knowledge and wisdom, I don't need to argue the toss with someone who I don't agree with.
"Recovery never gets any easier, you just get stronger."
The culmination of these evens was that I would develop CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and whilst I had always suffered from anxiety, this period would maximise that condition into hyper-anxiety or hyper-vigilance.
Humbly asking my Higher Power to remove my shortcomings helps restore my feelings by restoring my sense of myself.
There is nothing to fear in solitude. I may feel alone, but I never am.
Let go and let God.
I detach with love.
Never say never...
If you want to change your life, change the way you think.