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Re: like CS distressed/depressed/lost/no more home

Posted by Daisym on March 15, 2008, at 21:04:36

In reply to Re: like CS distressed/depressed/lost/no more home Sigismund, posted by rskontos on March 15, 2008, at 17:45:05

I've noticed a number of former babblers on psych central. Not as small and intimate as here but still seems to be a pretty good group of people floating around.

The real question you need to ask yourself is what you need or want from an internet board. I liked it a lot better here when more people were in chat. Sometimes it was so crazy - it felt like 20 conversations at the same time. Sometimes we'd all be focused on helping one person. But it was fun! And challenging. And heart warming. Over the past 4 years that I've been around, there have been many of these same struggles - all about the "experiment" and the "rules" etc. I guess I just firmly believe that this has never been a secret about this board - and I see it as a way to get and give help and enter into discussions. Maybe it is easier for me because I decided a long time ago that I was never going to try to fix corporate policy here. Which is a real departure for me, I am usually the Don Quixote, tilting at those wind mills.

I think like most groups, the intensity of things drives the connections and people's lives change and they drift off. And then they might come back again. Some of my favorite past posters still stop by now and again but for the most part they are gone. I was thinking about one in particular on Thursday (I miss you Tamar) because the topic in therapy was touch and she and I had many long conversations about this issue. But I haven't lost what I learned from her and boy did I need to learn it at the time. I know I post a lot less than I used to. And I don't limit myself to this board like I used to.

I feel sad too but the truth is, this board is US - if we don't post or respond, it dies away. And if we don't feel safe here, going somewhere else is always an option. I've made some really good friends here and now I'm connected to them in other ways. That feels really good.

I've said it before, staying away from admin is a really good self-protective move. Only you can figure out what you want from Babble and how to get it. Or decide that it is impossible and find a new home. But this is a cycle, it almost always gets better.




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