I thought I could be strong, but all this mud-slinging just makes me cry. I guess I am a flake. I just want everyone to be nice or at least courteous to one another, and I just don't think everyone can do that.
All I want is a safe environment for support and to be supportive. I thought all this was over. Now it is bad again. It depresses me too much. I am sorry, Mandy. I hope you and others can turn things around. I sign out with a heavy, heavy heart and tears.View Thread
((Big hugs)) Mary, please check the disposable email address I posted over there. Please don't let it get to you. Wish there was more I could do.
Personally, no matter what board I am on, I simply will not acknowledge any thoughts or posts from trolls. Even when I know they are mistaken or have jumped to conclusions, I will not engage in any discussion. That is the only way I know to protect myself. I have also decided not to be driven out by trolls either. We need each other, and new hurting people need us, too. I will continue to check the boards I am a member of.
I still need the boards. I think others do, too.View Thread
So happy to hear from you! What a very thoughtful post. I think anything is worth a try. I am a bit skeptical, though, because I don't feel like everyone will honor the guidelines and respect one another.
I have been trying to think of a solution, too. I encourage you to post a similar thread on another board. I don't talk about other boards, so if I see you over there, I will say more.
Personally, right now I have a broken arm and am pecking messages with one hand the best I can. That is one reason I am not around as much.View Thread
I understand, too. I feel that way a lot, though, not usually to the point of SH, but it just feeds my depression and overall sadness. Since starting to process FBs, I have wished many times for someone to just sit next to me and hold me. That's probably my inner child, but either way the loneliness can be fierce. I'm very sorry, but I don't have advice for you either, just nodding in empathetic understanding.View Thread
OTW, I've never had children (just the 4-footed kind), but that does sound like a dilemma, wanting to keep your kids socialized but being an introvert yourself. You sound like a great mom to put yourself in uncomfortable situations in order to give them opportunities. Not every mom would bother, I don't think.
Maybe there is some sort of small type of group to start off with to make it easier for you and the kids? I really don't know what's out there...that sort of thing is not really on my radar, but even just taking them to the library during a story-telling time or something might be fun.
Please be safe. Kudos for thinking of healthier alternatives to SH.
Rugger, I can relate, too, and for the same reason. I work more of a second shift and part of every weekend to boot. I feel left out when I don't even KNOW about an event. I agree; it would still be nice to be thought of...and if it's a birthday or baby shower or something, I can still get a gift to the person.
I try not to let it hurt my feelings, and I've been told I'm "too sensitive," but a good friend of mine with a similar background pointed out that being told I'm "too sensitive" is being abusive to me...Hadn't really thought of it that way before.View Thread
A difficult step for you, but it sounds like you are doing it for the right reasons....I will surely miss you and your encouragement and advice and just having you among us. Peace to you. (((Bonnie)))View Thread