There has been so much negativity recently that I went through some of my old threads to see why I was still on here.
Under different guises I've had so much help and support over the last 8/9 years. At times by the looks of it I wouldn't be here without the support of random strangers online who were there at stupid o'clock.
Aibu to just wish we could have a nice thread for once?!
I remember more lovely, funny or supportive threads on here than negative ones. Or maybe that's what I subconsciously choose to do. I wouldn't have a zombie plan, or have been able to help a dv victim, or feel normal as a parent of a child with sen. I have breaks but I always come back.
I've had so much support too - weight loss support (although my willpower has deserted me at the moment), support when DS1 didn't get into the village primary school and I appealed (I was distraught and some very knowledgable MNers gave me some really sound advice but also helped me see that it really wasn't the end of the world!) , general getting-my-shit-together support, it's been fab for me over the years.
Also I have learnt so much (who knew that pineapples grow in the ground and that Gibraltar isn't an island?!), had so many laughs from some crazy threads and bought so much stuff I don't know how I lived without before being a MNer.
DH rolls his eyes at me when I'm on here, but now when we have a question about something even he says - "well, what does mumsnet say?"
YADNBU! I love you all, all of you. ALL you mumsnet users. Maybe not so much the trolls. this may be the couple of glasses of wine talking but I luffs everyone grin] It's nice to have somewhere to come to see and hear others experiences and opinions, an online support system.
It can be a great place. I leave sporadically when it all seems to get a bit aggressive. When I am here and post I try provide help, advice, answers to questions where I can, and not to get involved in the scraps. I think that’s what it’s supposed to be about.
I genuinely don’t think I would have made it through my very long and drawn-out slow growth pregnancy / eventual miscarriage, or my subsequent struggles to conceive, or my current anxiety-inducing pregnancy, without the support I received on the miscarriage / conception / pregnancy boards. I love Mumsnet.