I am sorry sweetie, I removed your email address from the post. It is just that nonmembers can get it, but since you have your address in your profile she can get it there. It is for your own safety. Best wishes, Karen...
Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 7/27/2008 7:19:14 PM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell, we are very pleased you found us and I understand how you feel. My birth Mom died when I was 18 months old and my step mother was a functuional alcoholic who resented me. I was raised an only child but I did have a wonderful Father. He died when I was 39 so I do understand loss.
I feel you have had it rough and what your looking for is real love.
Unconditional love—true love—is so different from the kind of love most of us have known all our lives that it deserves both a name—Real Love—and definition of its own: Real Love is caring about the happiness of another person without any thought for what we might get for ourselves. It’s also Real Love when other people care about our happiness unconditionally. It is not Real Love when other people like us for doing what they want. Under those conditions we’re just paying for love again. We can be certain that we’re receiving Real Love only when we make foolish mistakes, when we fail to do what other people want, and even when we get in their way, but they don’t feel disappointed or irritated at us. That is Real Love (true unconditional love), and that love alone has the power to heal all wounds, bind people together, and create relationships quite beyond our present capacity to imagine.
First of all learn to love yourself, you are not here to do what you feel others want you to do but to do what is best for you according to your standards. You will find the kind of love your looking for. Neer give up and keep talking to us.
Gentle Hugs to youKitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*