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norabird posted 4/4/2014 22:46 PM

Tonight I was crying in the locker room after my workout. I don't know why--I was just down all day. Tired but not from a lack of sleep. Struggling with sadness. When I exercise, those feelings get even stronger--my resistance to the feelings melts away with my workout.

Normally I go into a bathroom stall and sit on the toilet to bawl. Today I was just frozen in place, sobbing and sweaty. It's not a very busy locker room.

I looked up to see a woman had approached me. She put a generous pile of tissue in front of me.

"Whatever it is," she said, "it's going to be okay."

She had her own issues. Her own life. And she took a moment to be kind and encouraging to me when I needed to hear exactly that.

So tonight I'm telling you, too: It is going to be okay.

lastdance posted 4/4/2014 23:06 PM

((((((((((((( HUGS))))))))))))


yes it will be ok.........it will be ok

mainlyinpain posted 4/4/2014 23:55 PM

(((norabird)))

I'm glad someone was there for you with a kind word, as you are always here for us.

StillStanding1 posted 4/5/2014 00:53 AM

^^^^Ditto, Norabird!!! So glad every time I hear of someone acting with unexpected compassion. That's awesome.

Sorry those sad moments can be overwhelming. And she was right -- it IS going to be okay.

Take care, Norabird.

yearsofpain25 posted 4/5/2014 11:08 AM

(((norabird))) Yes. It will most definitely be ok. Thank you for sharing that story. It's nice to know that there is still some benevolence out there.

LeftOutintheCold posted 4/5/2014 11:14 AM

Thank you for sharing this. Things WILL be okay. ((hugs))

justinpaintoday posted 4/5/2014 11:21 AM

I am blessed at the kindness of strangers. People do shitty things but many do beautiful things as well. Wow

OK now posted 4/5/2014 11:28 AM

As mainlyinpain said you give a lot to the SI community with your helpful advice, even with all your own distress to deal with.

((((((More hugs))))))

iamsoblind42 posted 4/5/2014 11:33 AM

I was in Church last Sunday and the sermon was about "A True Friend". I bawled the whole time. I have only been to that church 3 times and a lady came up to me with tissue and gave me card with her name and number after that said call me anytime.

The random acts from a stranger during times like this is so powerful.

norabird, I have lost it at the gym as well. I do think working out helps get a lot of emotion to the surface. Wish you lived closer. I'd go work out with you! {{{Hugs}}}

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