If you haven’t visited the forum you should. If you think you can just coast in your marriage or cheat and get away with it, this thread will set you straight. Lots of reality impacting and several people sharing both sides of being proximal to the really bad stuff. Some of my stuff is in there too, and I’m emotionally raw enough for today I can’t bring myself to cut and paste it all and re-write it to a coherent post. If you wanna know, go read the forum.
That being said, MMSL is a good side effect of me having been a bad person. I’ve spent a lot of time today wondering about the roads not taken, and how life would be different now. If I could rewind the clock and choose again, where would I be now? How many marriages need to be saved by MMSL, to justify having gotten myself mired in an EA that propelled me into making MMSL? If I turned back the clock, what would I choose to do?
It takes a little while to get there, but watch anyway…
So anyway, in the show Picard side steps the incident with the Nausicaan. But as time skips ahead showing him in his career as a Junior Grade Lieutenant… four ranks below Captain.
So in the end, that foolish mistake turns out to be the making of Picard.
So anyway, part of me is completely down with the logic that alls well that ends well and everything is doubleplusgood for my side trip mapping the dark side. It would be logical to not mess with the timeline. So very very logical…
Jennifer: You are so hard on yourself…we both made mistakes, and we both learned from them. In a strange way we wouldn’t be where we are now if we had not gone through both the good and bad times. We win as a team, we lose as a team. And it’s hard to read comments from people who alternately slam you for having too perfect of a marriage (therefore how can you give advice to those who don’t have fabulous marriages?) and slam you for making mistakes in your marriage and not having a perfect marriage. Oy. You can’t have it both ways, people. (Am I allowed to rant at your readers? I’m usually so mild-mannered…)