Member Rara Avis
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!
I check my email
Ahh more abuse
I delete it
First, you have one of my very favorite names. When I was in grade school and junior high I was bullied by a couple of girls. It was awful. I had known them all my life - we had once played together. I wanted to delete them.
I am so glad that you have the wisdon to delete the emails. I hope that you don't even take the time to read them. Don't give people power over you. No one I knows wants to ever go back to being a teenager. We are all happy to have survived that time with the scars we have. Those I thought were so happy - lived with the same insecurities that I had. It's just hell.
However, you will survive. And someday you can look back and cringe too (smiles). I am not going to say that the hurt all goes away. It didn't for me, but it doesn't hurt much anymore - and I realize that my life is rich because I am the person who endured what I endured.
Like Maureen, I had older sisters too. The eldest is 9 years older and the closest to me is 5 years older. I thought they had it so easy - and they thought I did. It's all perspective.
Just know this -- people care.
Hang in there - and I hope this didn't sound too patronizing.