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Seasons of change

I would like to thank the Lovefraud community for allowing me to be part of your journey.  It is with sadness that I am announcing my departure from regular contributions, at least for the time being.  However, I promise to check in from time to time with articles, as I am able.

I am about to embark on a new path, one which I must dedicate myself to fully, in an effort to further our cause and others equally as important.  Back in 1829, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story asserted, “The law is a jealous mistress and requires a long and constant courtship.”  I suppose I concur.  Therefore, I must go tend to that relationship.

Finding strength and surprises  

I wish you all luck and success in your discoveries and recoveries.  It is a long and difficult road, but one worth taking.  For me, there were many twists, turns, and forks, that sometimes made navigation quite difficult.  I know that I am not the exception.  Like all of you reading, I experienced some of the oddest scenarios, that I once thought only occurred in movies.  In fact, for some of what I experienced, the movies have yet to be made.  My path was littered with ridiculous, but typical, drama, lies, abuse, manipulation, litigation, and other forms of utter nonsense.

Yet, years later now, I realized that all of it changed every part of me for the better, in spite of the fact that there were also times that I was not certain if I had the strength to draw my next breath.  These experiences altered the way I viewed the world, as well as my role in it.  Collectively, they enhanced my spirit and potential.  But don’t ask me how that happened.  I will never know specifically.

Regardless, whether I am successful in the conventional ways that measure success or not, I am certain that this personal growth that brought me to this place could have only occurred because of the experiences I had and the adversities I encountered.

Thus, if I go no further than I have today, I have still progressed beyond where I once thought I ever could or would.  Most, as a direct result of the individuals who once drove me to seek solace and survival from this site.  For that I thank them.  I also extend best wishes to those who remain or will one day be immersed in the middle of that confusion.  I wish them much strength, wisdom, and courage.  They will need all of them.

A short time ago, I never guessed that I would be embarking on this journey.  I did not ask to be placed on this path.  Rather, it found me.  For those of you who are believers in “the universe” it would be as if “it” sought me out, knowing that I would accept the challenge.  So, I will try to pursue justice for those who need it most.

In parting       

I tried to come up with some blockbusting advice or awesome pieces of wisdom for today, but in spite of having so  much left to say, only random topics flooded my head.  So, I will part for now, hoping to be able to check in soon, and wishing everyone here all the best.  Go.  Work hard.  Recover.  Don’t be afraid to ask for support.  Live as best you can.  Most importantly, in order to get there and thrive once you do, carry what you learn here with you…. everywhere.  Good luck.  🙂



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  1. Linda Hartoonian Almas says:

    Opal, stonger, G1S, and anam cara,

    Thank you….so much!!

    Linda



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    • flicka says:

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHTS AND ALL YOU HAVE GIVEN OUR COMMUNITY. WE ALL APPRECIATE YOYR WISDOM AND OPINIONS AND KNOWLEDGE. I HOPE YOU ARE PURSUING THE LEGAL JUSTICE THOSE IN OUR SHOES SO RIGHTLY DESERVE AND OFTEN DO NOT RECEIVE.



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