I really hope you have a good day and that your day is bright and beautiful. The Mexican Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite flowers and never fails to make me smile. I hope it makes you smile too!View Thread
I can understand, Deb, and I appreciate your concern. Just remember this: YOU are not bringing struggle or strife to this board. You are sweet and wonderful and sometimes need help, and that is what the board is for. We are happy to have you here. As for the anonymous user who has attacked you, it might help to keep in mind that sometimes we have fun defending our friends. View Thread
I know you are going through a really rough time, Deb. I just wanted to let you know I'll be thinking of you this weekend, and wishing you well. Whatever happens with your therapist, I wish the best for you.View Thread
I share your pain with this, Deb... I don't know why anybody would want to make false accusations against you. However, I do know that there are some people out there in this world who like to take advantage of people, who like to get a rise out of them, who want the reaction and don't care who they hurt. You don't have to put up with that, and I applaud you for sticking up for yourself. We'll stand by you too.View Thread
True, one small fight is still too many, but I really think I'm doing better. We resolved it much faster and came to an understanding quicker than before. The main problem was that my stress over talking about a difficult subject made me unresponsive even to positive feedback and I kind of spazzed. When that happens it's really hard to listen to reason and I resort to fear and excuse making, meanwhile thinking I'm being reasonable. The real problem is, when I'm in that state, I forget all my coping strategies!
Anyway, the point being is, we resolved this one much more quickly and it wasn't a half-day long acrimonious discussion. And we ended the evening happily. So that was good.View Thread
That's really sweet of you to be thinking of us. I ask that you think about this, though: you don't show caring by going away. You show caring by staying with your friends, by rewarding their caring. We, your friends, would like to have you with us.
I know how hard it is to take that in and understand it. I'm still trying to learn that too.View Thread