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Re: So, what you're saying is... pegasus

Posted by Racer on July 7, 2004, at 14:54:08

In reply to Re: So, what you're saying is..., posted by pegasus on July 7, 2004, at 12:07:01

Hey, I didn't take it as anything of the sort: I took your suggestion as exactly what I think you meant it to be: "Here's something that really helped me. It might help you, too. And I'm telling you about it because I care."

In fact, I was feeling really rotten for "yes-butting" you over the suggestion.

Today is Not A Good Day for me, so I'm not going to try to explain. Let me just say two things and then I'm done for now:

1. Thank you very much for your suggestion. It is especially valuable to me because you cared enough about how I was feeling that you offered me something personal to you, and sincerely hoped it would be helpful to me.

2. I didn't reject it out of hand, because I agree that it might be a very good thing for me -- no matter how resistant I may be to the idea. I have called our marriage counselor to remind her to get out the contact information for a local art therapy program before our next appointment with her. Even if I did "yes-but" over it, I really am going to find out more about it. I won't go so far as to promise to DO it, but I will promise to follow through on finding out more about what's involved and whether it's something I can do in my current situation.

Again, I think it is a wonderful idea, and I thank you for the suggestion.

Sorry if that didn't all come through last night -- I was in an even worse place than I am now, which I think colored my response more than a little.


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