My ex-wife was very jealous of my female friends. She forced me to give them all up. As it turns out, as now I know more about the subject than I did then, this is a form of spouse abuse.
To the Elks of 1981, I hope you have a terrific reunion, and wish you all the very best. I hope that you have all lived charmed lives, full of love, laughter and family. Take it from one of yours who has been adrift for far too long; that is what constitutes true success.
Seemed like almost everything would just bounce off of me; I could take the hits and come out unscathed. But something happened.
I’ve heard from friends that have been close to me and a significant part of my life for a very long time, and from friends that I still adore but have drifted from me for quite a long time.
Our support network, in an ideal world, should begin with my family. Mine just reminded me that my support network does not include them
Well, they’re free.
Never underestimate the power of your friends. They have skills and resources that you might not be aware of.
Maybe there is no point aside from saying to my friends that I really do feel their love, and I hope they feel mine for them.
This truly is a great accomplishment of mine, although even in that I feel like I have let them down. It’s ironic, though, that I’ve built great friendships not in spite of my hardships, but because of them.
It’s interesting to see the people who are still willing to call me a friend. Me, with nothing to offer, nothing to give, and yet these remarkable people just, I don’t know. Maybe they just want me in their lives.