Golly, Elisha - I've always been envious of you! You're the strongest, most reasonable, most put together, always know exactly what to say person I know! :) I can't tell you how many times I've depended on your sound advice to get me to where I am today! I am forever in debted to you. And I mean that - the least I can do is share some pictures with ya! :)~ And thanks for the advice CounterClockwise - Sadsong does sound kinda dreary don't it? I'll have to think of a good new one! Maybe something like Lifeisgreat! :)~
I started to talk with my therapist about some of the familia stuff, but I'm just giving her background info right now concerning the places I've gone, the jobs I've had, my education, and the things I've done that have helped shape who I am today. We haven't even gotten into this century yet and I haven't even started filling her in on my two ex-finances! :) Ah, all of the colorful stories I have! :)~
When I've gone to see therapists in the past, it always seem to be for a short amount of time. And I used that time to ***** or moan about whatever that was troubling me and figure out ways to effectively deal with that situation. Deep down inside I know I have the capability to rationally and logically deal with whatever life throws at me, but it seems like sometimes I just shut down and can't work past it, and when I'm stuck, it really helps to have an objective sounding board where I can think through what's troubling me in a place where I feel comfortable doing so. It's amazing the effect my environment has on me!
As for the ex - yeah, I haven't got a frickin' clue as to why I was beating myself up over it! I think it, partly it has to do with the fact that I did say all of the right things, that a part of me did want it to work out, and a part of me is sad that it didn't. Another part of me kept trying to figure out what I could have done differently to make it work - but that line of thinking is even more wraped than his irrational behavior! I mean after I gave him all of his stuff back and after I told him that I wanted absolutely no contact with him, which meant no phone calls, no emails, and no swinging by my house, he's started emailing me again. I've just been deleting them without opening them, but it just so infuriating when I articulate my wishes and they are explicitly ignored. GRR!
As one of my friends has been know to say, "Men, can't live with 'em, and ya can't shoot 'em!" (To all the guys on the board - please understand that the above is meant in jest!) :) My best to all! :)