Jan has agreed that I can post the following email correspondences. I feel that it is important for several reasons.
1- to clarify the challenges I particularly face along with other hosts when we are hosting chats.
2- the issues individuals face with alcoholism and other addictions.. their feelings, their loved one's behaviors etc
3- acknowledge once again that it truly is safe to express yourself here at the site, in the chats, at the boards etc.
sometimes, it is difficult to read what another is really saying since we don't have full eye contact, etc. We may not know the person very well who is expressing, so the following posts are important in terms of clarifying all of the above.
Jan is incredible for working through this with me and I am truly grateful. I wouldn't want anyone to walk away from here, feeling judged, misunderstood. All the work I have done and continue to do is to provide a safe, nurturing site to grow and heal. This is my whole purpose and mission...