DEAR READER: Boundaries, Intimacy, and Trust

My post published today on Organic Coffee, Haphazardly.
Yes, I have boundary issues.

ORGANIC COFFEE, HAPHAZARDLY

By Kitt O’Malley

EDITOR’S NOTE: I think we all hate Facebook messenger at this point.

Email and direct messages, especially Facebook direct messages, intrude. I do not feel safe in the secretive world of chat. I need witnesses – others protecting my back. I prefer communication public – on my Facebook timeline or as comments to my blog posts.

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7 thoughts on “DEAR READER: Boundaries, Intimacy, and Trust

  1. hirundine608 November 1, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    People are going to love SIRI and Google Voice then? They already tell users, that these voice recognition systems listen to every word. Welcome to Arthur Blair’s world, 1984. You don’t believe all is recorded by these entities? I would expect WP does it too, with all blogs and comments saved? Cheers Jamie.

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  2. dyane November 1, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Absolutely loved this post, Kitt.
    I relate to it on a deep level.
    I loathe DM’s, I despise the phone, I’ve been told I’m “too much”/”too intense”/”a spaz” (ugh) and, drum roll please….the evil, evil “M” word:
    “too MANIC” (even when I was a far cry from it!)

    After getting to know you over the past couple years, my gut tells me you are NOT a “narcissist” (I can never spell that damn word) – our children don’t know it all, although I know your son is exceptionally brilliant. (I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the fact that you shared that with your readers.) It’s incredibly brave to paint oneself in a less-than-flattering light online, and it’s not only endearing; many of us readers connect with that situation and with similar ones as well and feel less alone. Thank you so much for writing this piece!

    p.s. I like texts only – no phone calls or direct messages unless it’s urgent

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    • Kitt O'Malley November 1, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Hopefully I’ll remember your preference for texts. My son was giving me a hard time for not being compassionate to his pain. He was joking (I think).

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      • dyane November 1, 2016 / 12:44 pm

        Someone once told me “There’s truth in jest” but I really don’t like that proverb! I love textx because I don’t have to “fake” it, you know what I mean? Impersonal? Maybe, but hey, it’s better than nothing, LOL!!! And I try to jazz things up with those cutesy emojis. 😜

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