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I read your post on laughter today. You made some good points of keeping laughter in your life no matter what the situation. Laughter has been sorely missing from my life lately, but it is coming back slowly. Right now I am very isolated in my life and haven't found a way to change that. No, I am not wallowing in self pity about the circumstances of my life or my ended relationship. In fact, I have dealt better in this relationship ending than the ending of past ones. I feel like I need to harden myself and shut off my emotions so I can get back to where I was this time last summer when I did not feel the "need" for a relationship. I was happy alone then. Yes, I had unfinished business from past relationships that I needed to resolve within myself and I did resolve them, and a lot of my ability to do that came from the help you gave me and the insight you had last year into how much I needed to let go of all I still carried with me and the huge walls around me. I say this with confidence, that those past relationships are set to rest. But, hardening myself and shutting off emotions is not the right way to become happy even though alone.However, when I read your "Laughter" post. I realized, that I, like you said of yourself, have always been a person who liked to pick on people, joke around with them, be sarcastic, and tease them unmercifully at times. In fact, I always said and still do that teasing is one of the ways I show affection to others. May sound strange to some. I like to kid around and be sarcastic, but sarcastic with a smile on my face. But, in reading your post, I realized I have stopped doing all that now for a while. I know that the man from my recent relationship was drawn to me by my joking, teasing, etc. Just as with sex, crying, spanking, laughter is a good tension reliever. I need to get my laughter, joking around, teasing self back. So, feel free to pick on me to get me back into the groove.You know, I have always been into spanking, but it was not a part of my recently ended relationship. I am beginning to think that I may go through my entire life and never experience that even once during sex or for acting out. Of course, there are other things I would like to experience in a D/s relationship, too. Earlier, I mentioned that I needed to harden myself and shut off my emotions and get back to where I was last summer in being "ok" alone. But, I feel very lost and disconnected without a relationship in my life now. I went many years without it, locked that desire away, and then since this last man, I can't let go of the desire for D/s as a part of my life. I know you can't let yourself fall into feeling lonely and sad, but rather keep a positive outlook, and open heart, and a smile on your face, and laughter as a tool and release. I do that most days. But, this morning I was thinking about tomorrow being my birthday. Then I thought of what my life was comprised of the day before I turn another year older, as we all do, and realized there is no one person in this world to whom I am considered to be the most important person in their life. The one person they live, breathe, learn from, grow for, and look forward to seeing every day. It made me think that this fact is kind of a two-edge sword because even though I know each person, including me, is special and just as important to the world by themselves, alone; no less important because they are not connected to another person in a special relationship, we measure our lives and the importance of others around us based on who we love and who loves us totally and without reproach. I have found that the loss of my recent relationship this past May to be particularly painful due to the intense connection, the dynamics of the relationship, the intertwine of submission and dominance, the extent of honesty, respect, and trust built up, the revelation of who we are at our core in order to realize the benefits of TTWD. I have felt loss and heart sickness, and pain from the loss of past relationships (vanilla ones), but nothing like the "ripping and tearing" all the way down to my inner core from a D/s relationship loss. You have to let all of "you" and who "you are" out and lay it before your partner in order to realize TTWD. All of which makes the fall from the loss of a D/s relationship all the harder. It is so much more hard coming out of a D/s relationship and finding a place within you where you can be at peace with your D/s desires yet not able to have someone in your life and a relationship with someone.
I know that when D/s relationships end both the Dom and the sub are "cut to the bone" due to the intensity of their connection to each other. The sub who has given to her Dom her complete trust in that he will be there to keep her safe and protected and her world even and balanced, looking only to him to lead and guide her, to bring her happiness in that he desires and values her submitting to him as much as she desires and values being able to submit to him, only him. All of that is a "life line" connecting the sub to her dom. She learns to depend on that "life line" and when it is suddenly yanked away, she is lost and left floundering. Her "safeness and balance" is gone. Yes, you miss the love, kisses, good times together, places you went that were special and all the other things that make up a couple's life together. But, it is the loss of the "life line" between you and your Dom and the missing "safeness and balancing of your core being" that keeps you awake at night.I know there are some of you out there that can relate to Becky's situation and feelings. Anything you can say to help her cope and know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel would be greatly appreciated. Being the lurker she is, Becky will be reading your comments and may even chime in herself, if she so desires. So, feel free to ask questions as well, because she can always respond as anonymous and signed Becky. Thanks in advance to all of you for your comments and support.