What I am trying to do right now is to get to the point at which I can separate the actions of others from my own life. I have no control over the choices other people make, and I have to decide for myself whether I am going to make it my problem. Too bad for me that it seems I have already made the decision to make it my problem.
I do want to tell the story, but it is a long one, and it is extremely embarrassing to me. I hope that when I tell it, you can listen with an open mind and that maybe it will let you see the other side of tragic stories you see on the news almost every day.