Despite being in a SM and 2020 being a year most people would like to forget, there are things for which I am thankful:
1. My health is pretty good and getting better as I focus on self-improvement.
2. COVID-19 has made some people worse off financially and some people better off. I am thankful to be in the latter group (but I do feel sympathy for those in the former group).
3. Internet resources like ILIASM and Reddit Dead Bedrooms, both of which I found in 2020, have helped me see that I'm not alone in my SM situation. There are others that went through, are going through, and are in the beginning stages of what I'm experiencing. Knowing that I'm not alone and that there's nothing wrong with me has really helped my outlook. Realizing that the situation is not likely to get better and that I'm not a victim (no one is forcing me to stay) have also been eye opening realizations.
4. I'm starting to reconnect with people that I've lost touch with as I sort my sh!t out and those connections feel great.
Yes I'm in a sexless marriage, but I still have a lot to be thankful for. Hopefully you do too.
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
petrushka: Just attended a lecture on local history. Apparently the Presbyterian Scottish refugees who settled here called a 'frolic', what the Amish would call a 'barn raising'. First a working bee, then dancing and feasting.
Mar 25, 2021 22:43:53 GMT -5
jerri: Pressing the like sign for all those comments.
Mar 26, 2021 15:04:52 GMT -5
worksforme2: Lucked onto a great new source for breaking news----The Babylon Bee
Mar 28, 2021 12:47:45 GMT -5
catlover: The resentment is running high today
Mar 28, 2021 18:39:08 GMT -5
mirrororchid: Sorry, dude. I think resentment has been the fuel for action in some SMs. It can be part of a process, eventually helpful.
Mar 30, 2021 4:43:40 GMT -5
Handy: I just read "The Babylon Bee" article "Blockage Cleared, Ships Moving At Record Speed As Chick-Fil-A Workers Put In Charge Of Suez Canal." Good humor.
Mar 30, 2021 16:49:51 GMT -5
worksforme2: Freezing temps in the morning for the next 3 days= no peaches in the fall for me unless I buy them,... 2 yrs in a row...growing my own fruit has proven to be a losing proposition
Apr 1, 2021 16:32:30 GMT -5
Handy: Meet the Feebles=weird!
Apr 1, 2021 18:22:06 GMT -5
jerri: Lots of interesting comments. I am way behind. Sending hugs and a kiss on the cheek💋
Apr 8, 2021 0:11:19 GMT -5
roy: Hi All, I just joined, at 77. I've been in a sexless marriage for too many years ...
Apr 9, 2021 15:26:32 GMT -5
petrushka: G'day Roy, welcome to the place most of us don't want to be. I am sure you will find lots of interesting personal stories and comments and reactions on the forum. Don't be shy about jumping in to talks ...
Apr 9, 2021 15:47:25 GMT -5