I would hate to sit here and just repeat all that has been said above, but these people know what they're talking about! What you need to feel better are friends: the most important people in your life... And seeking professional help, whether by internet, phone, or counseling sessions isn't a bad idea either. But the important thing is to find someone who will listen and possibly relate. I know for a fact that there are people out there with similar problems, who are looking for someone to talk to, somewhere to go...to try their best to find any source of help before getting "drastic". And that's the *very* last thing that we want to happen to a wonderful person such as yourself. You don't need to give up all hope, dear, simply look hard, look upside down, look backwards and cross-eyed if it helps! But if you just *look* inside, at your wonderful qualities and the wonderful things that are waiting for you in the future...you'll find your way out. I've been there and back. And when I think I'm headed nowhere, I sit down, have a nice cry, and then try to find a bright side. I believe that there is a brighter side to everything, if you honestly look for it. I don't know what else to tell you right now, but if you want to talk, e-mail me, I'll be there to listen. That's what friends are for.
Brighton Zynda aka sKiTtLeS
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[This message has been edited by sKiTtLeS (edited 05-18-2000).]