It's Getting Ridiuclous.I started here in late December. Everyone was warm and welcoming. There were hints of drama, but it wasn't too overwhelming. I liked it a lot.
It wasn't long before drama and ridiculing started. It's only gotten worse. While I've managed to stay out of it for the most part, it's still making me sad. I thought this was supposed to be a site where people try to help each other, not bring each other down.
It's not just the way other people are treating each other that makes me think EP is becoming unhealthy for me. I was afraid of this from the beginning, but chose to disregard it.
I'm becoming far too dependent on this site.
I've made great friends here, yes. But I'm choosing these people over my real-life relationships. It's not that I'm allowed to go many places anyway, but I'm sure I could be a lot more social if I wasn't so enthralled in cyberspace. And these relationships just bring me down. I love some of these people dearly. I love talking with them, love sharing stories. But the longing in me for real friendship isn't getting fulfilled. Rather, I find myself depressed that I'll probably never meet these people. It's saddening me more than anything.
I'm the eleventh person to join this group, so it is evident that I'm not the only one (and ironically, most of the people who joined are in my circle).
I don't know what I'm going to do. I know I won't stop completely. I think I may just need to start limiting my intake of this site. We'll see if that happens.