I just want to say thank you for this website...

"Listen, Lucy.

I just wanted to say thank you for this website. It is important for people struggling with a problem, no matter what their problem may be, to have an outlet and a place to record their feelings. Thank you for being so brave and for having the courage to tell your story in the hopes that it may have a positive impact on the lives of others. 

So I'm sure my story is slightly different than some of the posts that are on your website. My life is going pretty well at the moment and I consider myself very blessed in many ways. I appear very put-together and confident at all times to my family, friends, and peers but the truth is that I am actually struggling when it comes to being intimate with others. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I appear to be one of the strongest, confident, no-bullshit women that they know but the truth is that I keep getting involved with men who use me and don't treat me the way I should be treated. I keep telling myself that I am worth more than this but I keep going back in hopes of finding someone who will love me and accept me for me. I truly have a heart of gold and would do anything for the ones I love….I just want someone to love me back. I understand that other people are going through things that I could never imagine and that are far worse than my problems, however, I am living proof that you never know what a person is going through. On the outside I'm confident and strong and on the inside I'm falling apart."