thank you

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”
— Gloria Steinem

Thank you all so very much for your honesty, candor and support regarding my last post. I greatly admire each of you for sharing your own personal struggles with me, as well as the things you’ve found to help you cope.

On one hand, I’m glad to know I’m not alone. On the other hand, it saddens me that so many of us struggle with this and yet never talk about it.

I often find it hard to open up to other women, even those I consider friends. Blogging makes communication a bit easier, because of the anonymity involved. Perhaps blogging about it here is a start and, eventually I will be able to talk about it with others in person. I think it’s hard for us women (mothers specifically) to open ourselves up, admit we are human (like it or not, we are) and talk about something like this because we fear that others will think poorly of us or judge us. It was refreshing to see that no one passed judgment in their comments, on me or anyone else. Thank you.

And thank you to those of you who’ve taken me up on my challenge too. I have enjoyed learning more about each of you through your honest posts. I will put together a list of all participants (so you still have time to write something and let me know) in the next week.