I think this week's topic hit home for a lot of people. My relationship with my mother is troubled but not to this level. My father was and is the emotionally abusive one, and a lot of what Polly said has made a lot of sense to me. As other commenters have said, you need to establish your boundaries, whatever those are, and take ownership of the extent of the relationship. Polly's suggestion to incorporate your past self into your present, to meet her again and show her the love she needed. I'm still going through that with my teenaged self and it's really really rough. You'll get there, LW!
@irenejoy DAMN RIGHT. The moment I hear the word "clingy" I pack and go, because that's a bright red flag to me.
LW: Dump this tool masquerading as a man and get that soft chewy centre back on track.
@Narol Denison@facebook The first (of two) full stop in this paragraph winks at me from the ninth line with the self-assurance of snake-oil in a pretty bottle. Spells and ignoring of boundaries take precedence, I know, but it's worth remembering to breathe, dear spambot.
Oh wow, that's sad. I really enjoyed discovering Slender Man - mostly through the various games created from the myth. I loved playing the indie game Slender and watching other gamers' Let's Play sessions with the various Slender Man games. Such a shame that this happened, that these kids took it way out of hand.
I was with you until I saw the tag about Sriracha. How dare you.
@geekspice ny I think it's meant to be "that man's wife"?
On How to Write
So writer. Much real. Wow.
Okay, seriously, this was great. I like your honesty and I agree with you on the exercise thing. I don't ever resent taking an hour or two every day to exercise. Sure I'd have more time to write, but a healthy body promotes a healthy mind! And sleep. It helps with the sleep thing too. Also with my complexion and my thought process.....eh, who am I kidding, I exercise so that I can eat pizza while I sob into my keyboard at how little I've done. Worth it. I should emulate you and get some kale in me instead.
I'm so glad he turned out to be good people - a Rio to your Jem and Jerrica, if you will. Like other commenters, I'd love to read more.
This was brilliant, as always. LW: BIG INTERNET HUGS coming your way. Follow through with the advice. You won't regret it.