Posted by jlynne on May 17, 2004, at 3:13:25
In reply to Re: Sandy » jlynne, posted by SandyWeb on May 16, 2004, at 20:32:47
I'm still here, Sandy. I don't pretend to have any answers for you; there is no way I can . . . but I will not give up hope for you. I will give up the cheerleading, though; I just want to talk straight now.
There has to be something that Canada has to offer someone in your situation. I honestly believe that if you could bring yourself to talk to a professional, a therapist, they could help you figure out something - and don't ask me what because I don't know; if I did, I would tell you. I do know that you are an intelligent woman, and you are capable of dealing with this predicament, with the right tools.
You have a choice; you can continue to talk yourself down and go nowhere, or you can swallow your pride and ask for help, and at least give yourself a chance for a future. No one has a crystal ball that they can look into and tell you that *this* or *that* will happen, but there are people who can provide information - and that is what you need right now - information.
This is your life, Sandy; and it is your children's lives. How you decide to deal with this will affect how they deal with life, too. If I were your best friend, sitting beside you right now, I would make you see that you can use that anger you are feeling and turn it into the strength that you need to do whatever it is that will turn your life around. And you can do this, Sandy; you can figure this out . . . I am just stating facts.
I hope I have not offended you in any way; I just refuse to believe that there are no answers. You just have to ask the right people.
I hope you still consider me your friend.