@colleenalbert Regarding my story on Ksenia's post... Thank you. It's not easy talking about details, but details make it real. I also didn't want to come across simply as giving advice to Ksenia, because I know from experience that doesn't go very far. There has to be a sense of common experience, a demonstration of shared emotion and circumstances for the words of encouragement to really have meaning.
Yes, we all have stories from our past and sometimes our present that fall into the category of "don't talk about that among decent company". Perhaps, though, ello is a place where such can be discussed, and I wanted to help set the tone, so that others may too feel free(-er) to share their terrible stories.
On that cheerful note, have a great day!