"palm....I've realized something profound: WE HAVE ALL BEEN THROUGH REALLY BAD STUFF. The one thing my mom taught me was to have empathy for others. its friggen tough for me. Maybe you were lied to. maybe you were raped. maybe you were molested. maybe your mama don't talk to you. maybe your papa don't think you're good enough. maybe your bro thinks you're a slut. "
Absolutely all of this is true in my case. Molested as a child, raped in High School, shitty parents. Been called a slut my whole life. By my father, by my husband, by my family.
When I first came on here, I thought the cliques ruled, too. It seemed like I would never be able to break through the barrier, everyone had been on here longer, knew each other and their individual stories.
Please stick it out. You will make friends here, but it won't be the ones you expect. So many times in life, when you are having troubles, the people you think will be there for you - ARE NOT. Help often comes from those you least expect it.
If you PM me your real name, I will add you to my facebook, but I am quite invisible on there otherwise.
Take a breath and relax. You are safe here.