Just wanted to say hi. I'm currently reading MNA. It's funny how so many things about which Elizabeth writes seem familiar and/or "been there done that" to me.
....off topic but it might help some people
this is my new community for young women dealing with psychological/mental health issues. its exclusively for girls who currently receive treatment as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. it also applies to people who are on drug treatment for mental conditions ie/ anti-depressants, anxiolytics.
it aims to support girls going through this giving them space to vent and talk to each other about their experiences ie/ bitchy nurses, arrogant doctors, crappy meds! and of course, more serious topics.in_treatment
"My whole life has fallen through the divide between theory and practice. I never quite live up to what I'm supposed to be. I'm one of those women whom people call a dynamo, a powerhouse, that kind of thing. I practically raised myself; I've been working since I was in high school, supporting myself since college; I'm tough, I'm scrappy, I've got my own money; I don't need nothing or no one. So whenever I get involved with some guy, he's shocked to find out that I'm so human. I have such needs, a welter of needs-I'm like everyone else, only more so. I've been waiting for a break from holding it all together for so long that sometimes I just fall apart. And I always fall in love with these men who seem so sweet and angelic, gentle guys with softness and love. And then I'm shocked to find out that they, too, are human. They can be harsh, they can be mean, and sometimes I see them start to hate me for being such a sad girl, after all. We're all hurt and disgusted by the bait-and-switch, like I never asked for this, where did that other person go? And heres what it comes down to: Most people would expect that my financial, artistic, and intellectual independence would be matched with an equal degree of emotional independence. But that's not how it is at all. All my good, solid ideals, all my feminist principles, all my hardy beliefs-and in the end, I just go to mush."
I am new to this community... just thought I'd peek in and say hi. so yes. hi. :) Current Mood: curious