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imjoanna
imjoanna aged 64
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3 words

caring , loving , loner

Self description

Female , 64

I was brought up in disfunctional family
Professional, working with people, proud and loving what I do for living.
Highly adaptable , often pleasing , but unable to find happiness and in general very lonely most of the time.
My quest for finding my own spot of sunshine never ending, brought me to the full understanding of most of my mistakes.
I reached the peace of acceptance; I know that my past makes it difficult., but I also know that the answer to my future depends only on me.

Life experiences

childhood memories

my memories of emotional and verbal abuse, my loneliness in the disfunctional family, the effects of above, the consequences, the relief, and the strength I have gathered by acceptance
and understanding of the impact of my past on my life and relationships with other people .

surviving addictive nature

early obsessive disorders,
depression
addictions
fighting disfunctional and destructive thinking
effort to make life clean and bearable, if not happy

my family and myself

my carrier and my family
my failed marriage
my successes and failures in bringing up my children
my drive to make a difference in life
and my survival in my own family

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I hope to bring a comfort . I think that I am able to make a change. I hope I can make a connection. Being honest : I also wish to find peace and happiness in relating to others.

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