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7/22/13 2:18 P

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I sure hope my sisters don't join Spark People, cause they will be disappointed with some things I write about them! Ha! Don't get me wrong, I love all my sisters dearly, but the article you just submitted, Kelly, describes two of them (I have four sisters). They put their husbands too much ahead of themselves and the lives they should be living.

And for this reason I admire so much my favorite aunt! She has a lady friend who has not seen her parents in years because her husband doesn't want her to go there. From what I understand, the relationship is otherwise not abusive, but to please her "hubby" she would abandon her family (which she was close to).

My aunt said "It will be a cold day in h*ll before I'll let a man keep me from visiting my family!" Bravo, Auntie!!!! You go girl!!! (And yes, my aunt has always basically been her own person--very unique and very giving and a strong woman that I admire.)

So what about me? Can't talk about my sisters without talking about me, too! Ha! Have "I" ever done that? Abandoned myself to please someone else? Yes, I think I did once. But thankfully, after about a year of it, I finally woke up and realized I didn't recognize myself anymore. I was living somebody else's life. I've never regretted leaving that relationship. Not once!

T E R R Y

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7/22/13 12:28 P

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That was a powerful message for sure. Thanks Kelly.

Boni
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7/22/13 11:53 A

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I know this isn't the typical article we post on this team but I had to share it. Such a powerful little article and the comments are intense. This is something I have been dealing with in my own life.

Kelly

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
- Stephen Dolley Jr.

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