Listen In! In Conversation on BlogTalkRadio (Are You Worth A Comfy Couch?)

As promised – a photo of THE COUCH.

Soft as a rose petal.

Last Sunday I joined Susan of Empowering Solutions again to talk about problems and solutions for children of trauma, and told the story of purchasing my couch.

Somehow, in all the apartments and towns in which I’ve lived, this is the first purchase of its kind; I’ve purchased a couch as a couple, I’ve had roommates or boyfriends with couches, or (and this indeed happened twice) my aunt and uncle were also moving and gave me their redundant luxury furniture. Twice.

I hope you like the show (30 mins). I’d love to hear your thoughts about being comfortable in your own home, and what you believe you deserve when it comes to comfy furniture.

Listen to internet radio with Susanks on Blog Talk Radio

Susan and I are doing it again in two Sundays (June 17th).

Be kind to yourself.


  1. Debra Morris says:

    Hi Amy! I just bought my first couch at age 52. Totally get what you were talking about regarding the struggle to create a safe and comfortable environment. And finally believing I deserve to be happy. Love your blog!

    • Amy Eden says:

      Thanks for sharing that Debra! It’s never too late, right? :-)
      Who knew that buying a couch would reveal so much – commitment doubts (How do I know I’m going to like this couch for a decade or longer?), self-esteem holes (I like this couch, do I deserve it?) as well as fear of being found out…too good to be true (If I love this couch and buy it, something will come up to forfeit my joy…) and on and on.

      But, so far so good. The couch’s previous owner has not come to take it back! Nothing of the sort. I bought the couch and shortly after I got sick — and what a wonderful way to spend time on my new couch, resting and recuperating in comfort of my own creation.

  2. Carl Sutter says:

    Hi Amy and Susan:
    I just got to listen to last Sunday’s discussion. It was easy to follow and clearly represented the typical childhood environment that we experienced as ACoAs. The varieties of our experiences left similar imprints on all of us. Thank you both for having these Sunday morning chats. Yay! for finding your comforting sofa. Claiming our space.
    Breathe with ease

  3. Jane Eichner says:

    Great discussion Amy! What books do you recommend that help with the ACA grief process?

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