I wanted to take a moment to pause to commemorate our first anniversary as a forum. But I’m one or two months late, depending on how you count: it was about 14 months ago that we opened this forum; it was about 13 months ago that EP fully closed (the “EPocolypse” as it came to be called) and we were one of the “lifeboats” available to those who still wanted to seek or offer support in discussing their sexless marriage.
I’m so, so grateful that our members have embraced this forum and continue to support it with earnest and heartfelt contributions. After all it is YOU -- the members -- who make this site what it is. Sure, I “keep the lights on”, but a space -- no matter how welcoming -- is just a space unless it is filled with big-hearted people.
Also: a shout out to my moderators -- volunteers with a calm tone and a gentle touch who assist when there are various misunderstandings/miscommunications here. Thank you for your service!
At this time, we have over 60,000 posts in about 3,000 threads. We have about 700 registered users, about half of which have posted at least once, and about 100 of which have 100 posts or more. But the member count and post count do not capture the important thing: I really think we have the feeling of a community. Not only do we have the support side, but also room for socializing and kidding around. Again, that is not something I personally have created: it is something YOU -- the members -- have created here.
I wish you each the best in your current struggles with your sexless situations, and hope that each of you can find a path that leads to comfort and happiness. And that once you find that, that you continue to support others here seeking the same.
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
Apr 4, 2019 16:09:20 GMT -5
worksforme2: The add attachment says a max of 1mb...I see plenty of videos that are way longer than that...how do I do that? My video is 4.97 mbs
Apr 25, 2019 20:10:25 GMT -5
h: The videos posted aren't attached. They are links to videos outside the site.
Apr 26, 2019 14:09:04 GMT -5
sexlessinga: Hi guys just joined
May 10, 2019 20:49:28 GMT -5
worksforme2: @mslowmaintenance….long time no see, welcome back...
May 29, 2019 9:30:25 GMT -5
noregretz: You can never outrun a Grizzly bear, but that's ok. You only have to outrun the person you're with....
Jun 15, 2019 12:28:09 GMT -5
solodriver: or in this case your refuser.
Jun 16, 2019 19:21:47 GMT -5