A Blessed Advent Season to You All!
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- Jun 22, 2019
It's gladness born from knowing that there is someone out there who understands what you're going through. Someone who can relate to you and knows how you feel. It makes you feel less alone in the world because there's someone who you can talk to who will understand.Everyone has pain, others hide it better than others, I can be a master at times, I know. But there's a sick kind of joy in knowing that there are others that are going through and have gone through what you are. A sick kind of happiness that someone else is enduring the pain we are. And that in itself is hurtful... that we find joy in the fact that someone else is in the same amount of pain that we ourselves are in...
For example, I have type 1 diabetes. I don't wish it on anyone, but I'm always happy whenever I find someone else who has it because they understand what I'm dealing with in a way that nobody without it can.
Don't beat yourself up over being happy to have found someone who you can relate to. It means that you aren't alone. It's tragic what happened to you and them, but at least you have each other and can be understood -- you aren't alone.
I'm bad at putting this into words, sorry. Point is, don't feel bad. Talk to us. We'll be here. I, personally, will probably be in and out of this thread, but feel free to kick me anytime you want to talk.
We're here praying and hoping for you, Willowhisp.