Sense and sensitivity

Community Leader
Registered: 06-08-2010
Sense and sensitivity
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Fri, 04-27-2012 - 11:54pm
Hi all,
Just a note on sensitivity, since it has come up a time or two recently. First of all, I am determined to keep this board a safe place where newbies are welcomed and encouraged. And yes, even given tough love where it is needed. Coming out of an A is a dark time, having been in the fog for awhile, it is difficult to see clearly the path that is ahead. That is why I strongly encourage reading in the HL. Reading and gaining more insight as to why it is necessary to completely take all precautions to go NC, why it is never worth the risk to go back for another hit, and so forth. But WGO's post on addictions (I think that was you, WGO) was very interesting...how with an addiction, to "just say no" doesn't always work. What does work takes work. Alot of it. It isn't for the fainthearted. You gotta have commitment.
I know that this board can be a great place to post. Not everyone is going to agree with everything. It's okay. We can (and have) agreed to disagree sometimes. It's how we are as humans. It's how life is. Coming out of the A-hole, some of us have a great deal of mud all over us and some can come out with less residue. But we have all been marred. It has taken a toll on each and every one of our souls. EAS is not a "fix-all" shop. It is an oasis of sorts, to come and empty out the yuck sometimes, to share the joys sometimes, and to learn and gain from other posters sometimes. And sometimes, it is just a place to read. Someone made a comment to Clarity's initial post to inform us all about Iddy's passing and they said something to the effect of "this board will never be the same." That is true. It never will. But it can still be a good place. A healthy, safe place. :) We can make that happen.

Hearts <3
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-20-2009
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 10:12am

Hearts,

What I've always appreciated about this board is that there is usually so much support for the poster AND the responder.