Learned Wisdom From An Old GalI have been a member of EP since 2008 and now consider myself as a member of the "old guard" due to life experiences and lessons learned over the past four years. The fact that I am a rather "old gal" in age also may bring these feelings about. It does affect me to read what pain people are going through in their lives and especially those who are my children's age.
I hope to be a mentor to others because this is the point of having life experiences. Having lived for twenty years in a SM does give me insight into the frustrations and hurt of rejection that so many of you are feeling. What good is knowledge if it is kept for ones self? My two children has disowned me from their lives and this fact is hard to bear but it will never stop me from sharing with anyone who seeks a word of kindness or advice.
SM was a part of my life for almost twenty years. That marriage came close to killing me and this is no exaggeration. I read so many stories here from younger people and I relate to everyone of them. You will find me popping up every now and then and offering comments. Perhaps this is my way of passing on what I have learned to others instead of my son and daughter? I just know that wisdom and life lessons are only learned to share with others. I want to make a difference. It is important to me.
From the age of a very young girl I knew that it was most important to be accepted by others simply for who I am. My husband and friends do this and I am grateful and humbled. My ex did not. My children do not. My lifelong sadness.
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