What I've Learned From this Forum
This morning I was thinking about all I've learned from this forum and thought I'd ask everyone else to pick one thing that's really helped them. I will say upfront that the thing that most affected me I learned from Apryl. Apryl, I don't mean to put you in the spotlight, but it was such a profound thing that I want to say thanks.
My daughter has gained a bunch of weight since boot camp, and I thought maybe it would help if I told her I'd buy her some new clothes if she lost weight. Then I read about Apryl's problem with her Dad and how what she wanted from him was unconditional love and acceptance. I felt so bad because I was not giving my daughter that unconditional love and acceptance, but was falling into the things my parents used to do--which didn't work at all. I want to be that safe place for her to come to no matter what, and even giving her a hint that she's not okay the way she is, well, it's unacceptable to me. So, thank you, Apryl, for teaching me that extremely valuable lesson.
Women who behave rarely make history.