Hey Sleepy and everyone, waves to quirky🖐🖐! lol
Sleepy, you and Croix were 2 of the people who warmly welcomed me and I will ALWAYS admire you both and be sooooooo grateful for you both lol. 💖💖
You REMEMBER the first people who warmly welcomed you, when embarking on this new journey into a new forum.
Because of YOU and Croix (then meeting Mara and many others), I felt like I belonged.
I've learnt alot more about belonging since then! All good.
I've learnt so much from you alone Sleepy.
Respect is the basis of "allowing" others to disagree with us.
It's not like we know EVERYTHING about anything really, only our OWN lives. We especially don't know about other people's lives and experiences.
So if someone disagrees, that's OKAY! It can even be GREAT!
Sharing their POV may help another person, maybe not us, but it's still valuable and valued.
It may just help THEM get it off their chest and that's great too.
It's impossible for us to all think the same way, we are unique individuals.
With the "triggering" threads, I've now limited myself.
I select ONE thread to support in Family Law / separation / divorce and
ONE thread (if I can cope lol) about child SA or similar...
sometimes reading these does effect my emotions, but it's also good "exposure therapy" too.
It can be challenging to "self-regulate" during and after reading / posting BUT it's great practice to strengthen my own techniques.
I've become stronger by doing this ie limiting and practising.
I don't think the forums can be practically improved but I'm happy to accept that others feel this way.
I'm grateful the Moderators stepped in on a thread when a person appeared to be harassing.
I didn't even realise I could have reported it.