Posted by galkeepinon on September 8, 2003, at 23:34:53
In reply to Re: Being Alone galkeepinon, posted by Heather66 on September 8, 2003, at 22:57:04
You are most welcome.
I did find many people who I could trust as the years passed and yes, a therapist was one of them, a very true friend, and my mother were the other two. My friend also had similar concerns as I did and we really learned a lot together, we grew together, we learned valuable lessons about life together, were there for each other, laughed at the same things, could tell each other anything, be ourselves, and be accepted for that. But like you again, it still, at times, is hard for me to open up and let people in too. I think many people go through similar feelings, examples could be right here on this board. There are things that I wish I could post, but I have feelings that I've created in my mind that tell me that I may be rejected or judged, or whatever. So, at times, I risk it, like you did.
I would like to say by the way, that you 'let me in' just a tad by just responding to my post. I applaud you for also posting your original post as these are really both steps toward 'opening up'.
Think about it:-)
It is not easy, I know.
Hang in there and be good to you!
> I am so happy that you shared your story and your words - that is exactly why I risked sharing details of my situation - to hear encouragement like you have given me. You have helped me tremendously tonight as I read this. Thank you. I am feeling a bit better today, but not too much better and your words are helpful.
> Did you ever find someone else to trust? My guess is that it was not a therapist but a true friend. I can't just decide to open up and let people in. It isn't working.