I am so sad that truu is shutting down. I wanted to post a confession about it but what I have to say is much longer than the 600 characters allowed. When I first came to truu I was very young and had been a stay at home mom for about 2.5 years. I had a 2.5 year old and a 15 month old. I was totally isolated by what I now recognize as an emotionally abusive husband. I had lost my best friend, I felt like I had lost my family, my husbands unmanaged mental illness was wreaking havoc on our lives, and we were flat broke. I came here one day when I was supposed to be doing homework at the library. I posted my first confession and from then on I was hooked. I became a "regular" fairly quickly. I joined the ning site when it was popular. I made so many wonderful friends here and at the end of the day, I didn't feel nearly as alone. Truu was my closely guarded secret. As the years went on I became very close to some of the users (and former users) here. We connected on facebook, spoke on the phone, mailed each other silly and sweet things, and met up in person. I met my literal best friend here. The wisdom and insight I have seen here has helped me be a more open minded person, and let go of the terrible crushing guilt I had over what seemed like everything. The friendships and support that developed that started right here in this little corner of the web are part of the reason I was able to realize I was worthy of a husband who wasn't a crazy abusive prick. I've learned so much from the ladies and gents here. The people at truu have been through it all with me. A terrible marriage, various alternitive lifestyle choices, accomplishments and frustrations of my children, a separation, long job hunt, going back to school, divorce, the beginnings of a new relationship, and have even been privy to most of the secrets of my past. I've bared my soul here and found so much love and understanding. I'm so very sad that is going away. Thank you so much for the experience, and the memories. I am forever grateful.