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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Types With Fingers, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Types With Fingers

    Types With Fingers Active Member

    Hello all, I’ve come back after a very long absence, and thought it would be appropriate to reintroduce myself. When I first joined ALF, I had lost a friend to suicide. It was a very dark time for me — I was so distraught I quit my job and began to seek professional help — and this forum seemed like a good and safe place to explore research and theories on the afterlife.

    Well, it’s been several years now, and, long story bearable, my life’s gotten worse. As it turns out, I have a severe form of obssessive-compulsive disorder. Aside from what it’s done to my life (having made it an incessant waking nightmare), it’s significantly affected my thoughts on an afterlife.

    I’ve realized that, for me, it doesn’t matter whether some Nobel Prize - winning academician says yay or nay on mediums or NDEs or whatnot. It’s about what I experience. Which, so far, has been nothing. But I persist in my search anyway, and that’s why I’m here.

    I’ll do my best to make meaningful contributions, and to be more positive than this post may have made me seem.

    So, hello!
  2. mac

    mac Staff Member

    welcome home :)
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  3. mac

    mac Staff Member

    I remembered your name but had to look back at what you wrote earlier on ALF. I can now see how much things have changed for you. I hope you find what you found here before.
  4. pandora97

    pandora97 Established Member

    Hi TWF! I'm a new member here at ALF. I'm afraid I won't be able to say much to help you but there are others on the forum who are knowledgeable and caring and perhaps they can help you along. I'm sorry about your friend. I too lost a friend to suicide.
  5. Types With Fingers

    Types With Fingers Active Member

    Thank you, so do I.
  6. Types With Fingers

    Types With Fingers Active Member

    I’m sorry you experienced that loss. Thank you for your honesty, I think any help is better than none.
  7. Amore

    Amore New Member

    Hello TWF! If the sentence I bolded above is what you have realized in these past few difficult years, you have learned a lot! That's a real gold nugget. You might not see it now but I think you are doing just fine, you are facing your challenges and are not giving up. Night is needed to see the stars. The lotus grows in the mud.

    Maybe try meditation or yoga to help you relax? Just a thought.

    Sending you a hug! :)
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  8. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Welcome back, Types With Fingers! Some of your contributions here have been wonderful, and I look forward to reading many more of them!
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  9. Types With Fingers

    Types With Fingers Active Member

    Well, this is awkward.

    Ahem! So, long story short, after I made the above posts, things happened in my life, and I put ALF to the backburner, where it stayed until today. I'm sorry if I worried anyone.

    Anyway, I'm sure I have a lot of catching up to do. I can promise you that when I post, I'll do my best to make the content as meaningful as possible.

    Hope y'all are doing well,

  10. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Three years away? That was a long break.... Of the three who greeted you then there's only me around now and I suggest you shouldn't worry about writing any new contributions.

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