I originally joined this site because I had troubles which had been continuously overshadowing me, and on this site and I found that there were others that have gone through some similar experiences to what I had gone through. I had been comforted greatly knowing I wasn't alone in feeling the way I did, and having felt these ways, I had the understanding to be able to have helped several people who have felt a similar way, or even worse than myself. At the time I joined this website, I had no clue that the one big problem I had, my loneliness, would be solved as a result of being here. Just a few weeks ago, I began talking with someone through the PM system, and now she is my girlfriend and the love of my life. Tomorrow is our first date. I have never been happier. Now so I can focus on my relationship and the things going on in my real life, I may not be on the site as frequently. But because this website has had such a significant impact on my life, I have chosen to submit a donation, which I hope will be put to good use and help keep it going. This website has definitely been a life-changer, and a life-saver, not only to myself, but to many other people. Thank you to everyone that keeps it going, it is indeed a great thing.
Hey, that's so great to hear! I am glad we were here for you when you needed it =] I am also glad to hear you've met someone! While TH isn't a dating site, there is always a little romance here and there. Hope your first date goes well! I was thinking about moving this to Arrivals and Departures, but I think it belongs here more. Just let me know if you want this moved
Good luck with everything!
This post was truly inspiring. You're right, this website is most definitely a lifesaver. I did not anticipate it would change my life so much when I first joined. I did not expect the people here to be so warm and genuine. I feel like people actually understand what I'm going through, and I'm able to help others as well, which is really important to me. Here, I feel like I'm worth something and that I can make a difference.
I am so glad to hear that TeenHelp has been such a helpful service for you, and that you've found someone in the process! =) I remember reading your first thread in R&D, and your story truly touched me (not just because my best friend's husband also has Asperger's). You're such a nice guy, and I wish you all the best - you deserve it! =D
I know just what you mean about TH. I came here when I was just starting to struggle with depression, and realizing I wasn't alone and have the privilege to maybe help people who were struggling with the situations as I was/am was a great form of coping for me. I've gotten a lot of help here, and I'm really thankful for it as well :] I'm glad that so many of us find help through TH, including you. I hope everything continues to go well in your life. Good luck with things!
Aw, I'm so glad TeenHelp has helped you in so many ways. This is extremely inspirational and it made me smile. TH really is an amazing place to be! You definitely deserve to have a significant other in your life and I'm glad you found someone special! I wish you the best for you and your girlfriend, and good luck on your first date!
This was wonderful to read! I am so glad that TeenHelp has been a wonderful place for you and that you have gained so much from it. I'm sure that a lot of us could relate - I certainly agree with a lot of things that you have said.
I wish you the best.
Ahh, that was a really inspiring little letter... I'm so glad things are better for you now, and I agree with everything you've said about this site. I've looked at other teen forums but none strike me quiet as friendly and helpful. Good luck with the date/Hope the date went well (time zones...) and take care of yourself.
Everything is falling apart all of a sudden. I don't know what will happen now. All of a sudden she represented to me that she had been questioning her feelings the whole time and that she had basically strung me along in a way. I don't know what to do anymore.
Oh no You seem like such a nice guy.... I hate to see you get taken advantage of. I know its easier said than done, but I'd say forget about her. She doesn't sound like the kind of person you really want to devote any part of your life/time to. I get how someone can question their feelings for someone after getting to know them, but admitting they've been stringing you along since the beginning.... ugh. Get out before she breaks your heart any further. You deserve someone who treats you and cares for you as much as you do for them. Again, I'm really sorry you went through this.
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