thank you both for your thoughtful responses. i appreciate them. will keep you and the others posted. most importantly, i would like like to emphasize that NOT ONCE HAS SELF INJURING CROSSED MY MIND over this issue. !!! for that i am happy. ) truly a milestone for me. thank you all for listening.View Thread
hi kate, i hate bill collection people, too. however, when you sign papers, several of the documents (or it may have only been one) may have stated that by signing, you agree to pay for the services rendered. please be careful bc if things go too far it may adversely affect your credit. i work in healthcare, and although i am not in the billing dept (i work directly with patients), i know that there are payment plans available; meaning you dont necessarily have to reimburse the instituion in one lump sum, you can make monthly payments over time. just a suggestion )View Thread
hi, thanks for asking. i have shared it with my grandparents, wise and loving people that i love and confide in because i their guidance. they suggested proceeding but with a great deal of caution. they also said not to rush into trying or forcing myself to feel as contented in the friendship as i did before. time may heal this issue and time will definately tell if he will be straight up with me from now on. in the ten years that he and i have been best friends, this is the only borderline falling out we have had. overall we have enjoyed a very strong and healthy friendship.View Thread
hi, anonymous or not, it's all good either way. :0) i would love to keep a journal but am way to afraid that if someone should come across it, they would not respect my privacy. maybe journaling online would be safer.View Thread
hi, that sounds awesome! thank you for sharing all u did in that last post. i have traveled fairly extensively within the u.s. (as well as overseas) but i am yet to visit the deep south! it is on my hit list though, for sure! :0) keep up the good work on your "grateful" list.View Thread
hi, thanks also for your response as well as dog's response above. he is genuinely remorseful and i appreciate that. i think this is one of those times where trust just has to be rebuilt, and, regrettably, there is not a whole lot that can be done to hurry that along. it will just take time. i am happy to report today that i am thinking more clearly about the scenario overall, and since i am seeing genuine regret, i feel like i want to show grace and continue our friendship. i think it will take a while to regain trust, but i do want to try. the holy season of Lent is upon us, and it is my religious tradition to sacrifice and/or work harder at some (or multiple) things during that time. i will be working on showing grace since i have been handed the merciful hand of grace many times in my own life.View Thread
hi, no, nothing illegal or dangerous. we are just best friends, not eachother's love interest. i suppose it is my concern bc we have a strong history of sharing many things with one another, and it was just suspicious that he has conducted this behavior deliberately behind my back (i.e, he has gone out of his way on multiple occassions to ensure i didnt find out about it).View Thread
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