To feel emotionally drained...

(9 Posts)
DollyBarton Mon 19-Sep-16 11:13:21

....by AIBU and the feminism area and relationships and sometimes now even chat which used to be more chatty and less catty. I've recently discovered Christmas! So am going to spend some time there to recover. And I find the house and home forums a more positive place to be. Where does everyone else hide out when the fighting, goading and disagreements gets too much?

NavyandWhite Mon 19-Sep-16 11:16:02

I like reading the dog section. smile
AIBU is full of hysterical harpies.
Why don't you hide the sections you dislike?

CozyAutumn Mon 19-Sep-16 11:17:06

AIBU is full of hysterical harpies

In a nutshell grin

HerFaceIsAMapOfTheWorld Mon 19-Sep-16 11:19:05

I like the unexplained section

DollyBarton Mon 19-Sep-16 11:25:22

Because AIBU and Chat and hitting Active gives the broadest spectrum of conversations rather than an actual topic and sometimes I like the mindlessness and unexpectedness of the topics, things I'd never even think to think about (everything from schooling issues to food topics to manners etc) it is interesting but some threads just draw out the worst of human nature so quickly. I'm afraid mumsnet might actually be damaging to the soul, anyone else ever worry about that? Like I see a toilet brush in someone's house and now I notice it even though I'm adamant that it's NOT something to judge.

NavyandWhite Mon 19-Sep-16 11:31:02

I'm afraid mumsnet might actually be damaging to the soul, anyone else ever worry about that?

I'm not sure about damaging to the soul but I think it can have a hugely negative effect sometimes. We all think we are right in our explanation or point and someone else categorically doesn't so we try and explain what we mean and then this causes further frustration.

It is very hard to convey something in the Internet especially on a fast moving thread.

But I do feel like my MN days are coming to an end tbh. I'm fed up of the touchy folk. So god damn uptight. Depressing actually.

DollyBarton Mon 19-Sep-16 11:33:44

Oh Jesus! I just found mumsnet classics! I'm reading about a plate down the back of a toilet. This is what life is about (happily sighs).

Faith restored.

Optimist1 Mon 19-Sep-16 11:40:53

I find Daily Gratitudes 2016 a serene and uplifting place. Reading the short lists of what others have found joy in prompts me to reflect and sometimes add my own. The simple things in life feature most frequently; a few minutes on the thread always improves my outlook.

DollyBarton Mon 19-Sep-16 11:52:27

Nice Optimist, I'll head there next. Thanks.

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