The Problem Child

I have heard it said that the problem child never really leaves home. I know that I have occasionally been that child, turning up from time to time, asking for help. But this problem child would like it to be known, that I have listened to the wisdom already imparted to me:

You don’t have to tell everything you know.

Alas, listening to that wisdom and following said advice are two entirely different matters. Because I did not heed that advice, I suffered some consequences regarding my last blog post. I received a response that struck me as much too personal for this widow’s taste from someone entirely unknown to me.

I deleted the response from my personal Facebook page, where I regularly place a link to my Tuesday and Friday blog posts. I mark those blog posts only as being open to anyone to read. I will be rethinking the wisdom of that.

In the meantime, I want to conclude this post by saying that while I appreciate my readers very much, I would also ask my readers to respect me. If any of my readers doubt what I mean, you may read more about it here:

When The River Won’t Flow: This Widow’s View of Men


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4 Responses to The Problem Child

  1. Jan Seibel says:

    I would love to continue following you. Lead me in how to accomplish that and I’ll try to make it happen! I’m sorry Facebook turned “sour”…. I’ve debated many times.

  2. AECRM says:

    Jan, I think I may create a Facebook page for my blog — which will just be separated from the personal FB page. In the meantime, you may sign up to have new blogs delivered to your email by clicking on the Follow When the River Won’t Flow button — right side under the heading picture — and give an email address. That will provide you with the text. If you want to see the whole thing, with any pictures or whatever, just click on through from that into the blog itself.

  3. Charles R Georgi says:

    Hi Ann. Sorry to say that because of all the time people have to spend on facebook these days, it’s not surprising that you got a response from a stranger that was pretty negative. There are so many people that only want to stir up trouble or hurt. They have no problem unloading their ignorant wisdoms on any stranger they know can never confront them or their views. I’m glad you will continue your blog, it is well written, informative, enjoyable and I’m sure therapeutic now days.

  4. AECRM says:

    Thanks, Chuck! That is indeed encouragement to continue!

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