Some Password Protected Posts Coming…

I’ve been trying to work out how I can navigate blogging about my therapy and still be able to keep some things fairly private, too. As I said in my last post, things have shifted in quite a big way lately but it also feels really vulnerable, so the best thing I can come up with for now is to write stuff but occasionally password protect some of my posts so that I don’t get months behind myself here – as primarily this is my therapy journal. At some point in the future I’ll probably remove the passwords, but for now, I think this is my best plan.

I know there are a solid few of us that regularly read and comment on each other’s posts and so if you want the password for any upcoming protected posts then just ping me a message over at:

and I’ll send it…when I finally get round to writing something!! Basically, if we have interacted then I’ll give you the password – if not – some of this stuff will be closed for now but there will be other posts too.

Also, I’ve noticed in the past when other people have done this that the WordPress Reader doesn’t show that there are password protected posts when they are written – which is a pain – so what I’ll have to do is write a ‘Hi I’ve posted something over on the website’ to direct those that are interested to it. I realise that by doing this I could alienate some of my followers but at the same time there is just some stuff that I am not quite ready to have out in the world for complete strangers to read.

Hope this makes sense….and if anyone has any better ideas on how to do this I am all ears as literally got no idea what I am doing having been warts and all for all to see for such a long time!

20 thoughts on “Some Password Protected Posts Coming…

  1. LovingSummer October 28, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    I’m in EXACTLY the same position as you and it sounds like for the same sort of reasons too, but I wasn’t aware it doesn’t show up for people in the news feed which is a pain.
    I’d love to have access if I’m allowed to though, as I’m really interested in your journey and you’ve been great to have around on mine too.

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  2. Cynthia Nicholson October 28, 2020 / 6:43 pm

    Your attachment struggles really resonate with me and your blog helped me to not feel like a freak as I went through exactly the same things. I have recently (2 days ago) accepted that my mom is a covert passive-aggressive narcissist…and my parents live on my property now (I am 47) sooooo, it is a rodeo. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for your bravery and transparency. It has really helped me.

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    • rubberbandsandchewinggum October 28, 2020 / 6:46 pm

      Ah thank you so much for coming out the woodwork 😊. I’m sorry you’ve got such a tough situation … I can’t imagine actually living close to my mum! If you send an email and want the password then once I have one I’ll send it 🧡

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  3. Claire Louise October 28, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    I am very new to trauma therapy, I started my journey in Feb and during a rupture in July started searching Google to see if it was just me that found therapy torture at times! I came across so many blogs but yours and a couple of others (who I see comment on your blog) are ones I keep reading as a lot of what you had written made me feel comforted, that I wasn’t alone in this scary journey. I even thought about starting my own blog but kept thinking no-one would care enough to read it, and I wouldn’t know where to start!
    I understand you needing to protect things and I’ll keep reading the public posts, but wanted to thank you for your words, they’ve really helped me in my journey.

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    • rubberbandsandchewinggum October 28, 2020 / 7:53 pm

      Ah thank you for commenting and for reading along. If you’d like to continue reading all my posts then just ping me an email and I’ll send the password when it happens 🙂.

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      • Claire Louise October 28, 2020 / 7:55 pm

        Thank you, that’s very kind. I will bob you an email 🙂

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  4. findingawaythroughtherstorm October 28, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    I enjoy reading your blogs. I don’t usually comment but I always read. In therapy myself so reading others helps me to make sense of stuff… if that makes sense?? 😊

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  5. skinnyhobbit October 29, 2020 / 3:29 am

    I really hate how password protected posts don’t show in the Reader too, though I only have…I think…2 posts which are passworded. I know I don’t write much about my therapy anymore, but that’s mostly because it takes a lot of effort to transcribe and then summarise my audio recorded sessions.

    I’d love to have access if you’re comfortable with it.

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  6. droppingintome October 29, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    i would also love your permission to read those posts when they come. as many others have said, i have appreciated learning from others like you.

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  7. lydiahopebakker November 4, 2020 / 8:57 am

    Hi there! I’m new to your blog but have read all of them already…🤷‍♀️🙈 You put in words my story… I’m hopeless with words….I feel too much, but it just can’t come out…. Just like this post… Anyway, I’ve been in therapy for 9 years, have had multiple ruptures with my therapist too… I know I’m new, but would love access to your locked posts. Your blog is so relatable!! Thanks…

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    • rubberbandsandchewinggum November 6, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Hey Lydia, if you haven’t already then ping me an email at and when I have a password I’ll send it. Glad you’ve found the blog… and that’s some serious commitment reading it all. Have a lie down and a rest! haha. Take care and great to have you here 🙂


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