it is good to have a safe haven
I relate totally to your feelings of being able to express yourself here, like nowhere else. It is nonjudgmental here. No matter what kind of day I am having, I don’t have to turn on the filter here. When my father calls to check on me, he cries if he can tell I am in a lot of pain. So, often times, I fib so they don’t have to hurt like that. This is my safehouse. Everyone opens up to share the good, the bad, or the ugly of WTF is happening. No matter how good or bad my days are, I feel uplifted here because even people who are all torn up themselves that day reach out to give you some help. Paying it forward is what makes this forum a place I am glad to have.
Jenn, I hope you have as many friends that are grateful for you as I think you should. I know I am grateful for you. God bless.