David -

***I also enjoy using commas and run-on sentences.***

three of my biggest vices are lack of capital letters, over-use of dashes, and avoiding 1st person pronouns. we should get on well!
and about that "emotional roller-coaster"... we have a whole amusement park here so you should feel right at home.

seriously - welcome as a participant. hope you'll keep posting and not just lurking - if you have something to say. and from the sound of your intro, you sound like a very perceptive and articulate guy. and - hope you find the kind of support and understanding here that you are looking for. the community here has helped me more than anything else in my life.

lee
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"That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. . . What will your verse be?" Robin Williams as John Keating in "Dead Poets Society"