I (or someone inside me) was really nasty to my husband this morning. I mean early this morning, around 4:00 A.M. I was so sleepy that I could barely keep my eyes open, and he was wanting to stay up and talk. He was having a bad day and was feeling down and just wanted some encouraging words. He’d had a few drinks, and perhaps more importantly, I’d had none. He stumbled a little as he came into the bedroom, and suddenly someone jumped up off the bed and growled loudly at him. I can’t remember now what was said, but it was absolutely hissed at him. I can hear the sounds in my head, but I can’t make out the words. It makes me very uncomfortable, the noises emanating from this creature who appeared all at once, without any warning. I can see her gesturing wildly at him, and I can hear her spitting out words, but I can’t control her at all. She is a part of me, of us, but she is a person all her own. I am so ashamed of myself for letting her take over my mind and body, even if only for a few minutes. She doesn’t have my permission, she just comes out at random moments in time…and she leaves behind her a trail of hurt.