Hello I’m Layla. I’m a third year Psychology student currently writing my dissertation. I have chosen to conduct an interpretive phenomenological analysis concerning sufferers of SED and their experiences of it. SED is something I care about deeply as it affects some of those closest to me, and I feel it should have significantly more attention. The objectives of my research are to learn more about the thoughts, feelings and experiences of those with SED, to add to the body of academic literature and to ultimately raise awareness.
I’m looking for adult sufferers of SED who have blogs or forums from which I can extract data in the form of quotes. I need your formal consent to do this, so if anyone would like to contribute to this research please get in touch with me via a comment on here or via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please get in touch if you would like to take part! I think it’s going to be a very valuable piece of research! Hopefully it will open a lot of doors for future researchers as well as having a positive impact on the general public knowledge of SED!
It’s been a while!
Things have been… improving.
We’re still living a very mediocre life. Money and stress about the bills plays a huge part in things. You earn £40 more per month than we pay in rent, and the bills are on me. We work, we sleep, we work, we sleep. And we never have quite enough money to do anything nice, or to have those little things that make life worthwhile. Except each other.
I felt like you had been drifting away from me. I understood that you weren’t satisfied, that your job frustrates you, that you feel out of place and wallowing. But this has improved. By inviting you to work with me alongside your job, you now have good work mates, intelligent colleagues, an efficient manager, a challenging, stimulating environment. And I watch you thrive.
This time, if I feel you slip away I’m going to grab on tight. No more distance. No more looking the other way. ‘Come back to me. Wake up’. I will demand your attention and nurture you, look after you while you go through this. And you’re already so much better, so much happier. It makes it all worth it. I’d rather fight with you every day than have you fade away from me again.
Next time you start to drift I will catch hold of you
Just as I go away, inspiration for my novel strikes. Goddammit! I’ll be on that the second I get home. Must take a notepad with me for writing down my ideas. I have a warlock in progress! Woop woop! xxx