Well from one very nearly "dried up old maid" to another ... yes, I just read your post to Shy , and was thinking to myself "what a wise one that Janet is" just as I opened this thread. What that post told me is that in many important respects you *are* your own person.
If you want us to hate you, I suppose we could all pretend, but ... I think you'd see through our acts!
Janet~ The way you are feeling is exactly the way I am feeling. There is NO ONE that can say or do to make it better for me. There are times with me that I want people to feel sorry for me because that is how I got attention. I liked it too but I now know that isn't the answer. I just wanted to say that I feel like I'm in the same boat you are and I don't want to give you any advice because what ever I would say you prolly already heard and I would also Like to say Thank you again for what you have done to help me and please take that as a compliment.
I feel real good when I talk or hear from you Janet. I have 3 years of high school left and can't wait until I can help people for a living.
Stronglady~In my Opinion for what you said...I feel that Janet was pulled into her mom's life and what happened to her. Her mom just didn't want what happened to her to happen to Janet. I do agree with you what will happen when she is gone but I know that Janet is very strong and smart and it won't take her that long to figure out what she is to do.