This post has been inspired by something Kate wrote at the end of Eds' post...
I reckon it's only in the last few years I've let go of the hate (I could add a lot more objects!) - I know that sounds really hippy but I just wanted to say I had the same responses to D for a long time, and it is so much easier when you can let go - though no major tips on how to do that except getting older and having the opportunity to vent here and elsewhere.
I thought I'd start a new post on this topic as I don't think a real lot has been written on this.
Have you accepted D in your life? What stages (or phases) did you go through? How do you know you've accepted D? (What's different). Any tips? Or - What do you think is preventing you from accepting D?
I've had D nearly 20 years. Have I grown to accept it? - well - I think I have on the whole - but there are days and weeks where I'm very much sick of it all and would gladly give it all away! I wonder if this is still acceptance? (I think it probably is... but we are all human! Acceptance hasn't made me into a saint).
Where are you with this magical, mystery destination of "acceptance" (or "serenity" as Anne once had it described to her! (Check Eds' post)