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My fantasy - my hope
tnmist posted:
Person #1: I didn't realize/I forgot/I see now that...I shouldn't have mentioned someone from another board, and I am very sorry I did that. I will be more careful in the future. Is there anything else I can do to help make things right? (Maybe get that post deleted, if it hasn't been already?)

Person #2: You know, I felt very strongly about that, but I apologize, too. I apologize for pointing out the error so harshly and for the "mud-slinging."

Person #1: Thank you. You know, I did some "mud-slinging," too, and even though I was upset, I shouldn't have responded the same way, and I apologize for that, too.

Person #2: I can respect that response. I don't think we will be friends again any time soon, but I will try harder to respond more respectfully on the board when something upsets me. I grew up having to "come up swinging" so many times just to survive that it's second nature to me now. I will try to be more aware of that.

Person #1: We both had terrible childhoods, didn't we? No one acknowledged my pain and terror when I was growing up, and now I feel like no matter what I do I'm wrong and a terrible person and if I don't point out my pain I will still be invisible to everyone.

Person #2: Oh, that makes sense. It still bugs me about you, but it makes sense. I appreciate your sharing.

Person #1: I'm not sure I can help person #3 feel any better, but I do apologize for not thinking and posting about her on another board. I should have voiced my concerns on this board.

Person #2: That is really hurting her, too. I hope she will see this and know that you realize the error and will be more careful and that she will feel safe enough to come back.

Person #1: Me, too.

The end...I realize that doesn't address everything, but that's what I wanted to share.

I also realize I may get blasted for this...I hope not. I hope it is read knowing that I only posted this in the hopes of helping...
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: Getting out of bed. - Mason Cooley

mandybutterflykiss responded:

I love this as it shows how conflict can become resolved. I know when I'm riding the emotional storm that sometime's I need help to come down. Thank you for this...


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