Posted by tinaboo on April 2, 2002, at 7:36:23
In reply to Re: But couldn't this be part of the problem? » Dinah, posted by Greg on April 1, 2002, at 17:37:23
Ditto to everything he said. It's precisely how I feel too. I'm just not as good at saying it.
That "family" feeling is gone. I think when I first came here, I was in a mess and needed a lot of support and I got it which really surprised me. A bunch of strangers cared about me. I don't see the same thing anymore. These strangers remain strangers or they try hard to push others away with their words. Why come here for support if you are just looking for a fight?
I know emotions ebb and flow but there used to be a closeness, real concern and care for another person. I don't see much of that anymore.
I see a lot of inappropriate humour and/or bickering and anger. I see very little support going on and when there is, it quickly deteriorates into a shouting match.
Perhaps it's because we know we really can't help that other person. I mean, you're 100 or 500 or more miles away and you know there's someone in pain. A thousand someones crying out in the dark. It's overwhelming and sometimes the frustration of that reality sparks internal conflict which translates to conflict on the board.
Just my .02