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8/14 Interactive Board: Accepting Reality - Or Not

2/9 Interactive Board: What Do I Do?

4/14 Interactive Board: Codependent Partners

3/23 Interactive Board: He's Changing... I'm Not...

3/1 Interactive Board: D/s Lifestyle

1/14 Interactive Board: My Purrrfect Husband

12/12 Interactive Board: What if He Could Have Changed?

10/23 Interactive Board: Quandary Revisited

8/24 Interactive Board: Quandary! What's Going On?

7/20: Dr. Irene on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness

6/12 Interactive Board: Unintentional Abuse

11/7 Interactive Board: Is This Abusive?

12/29 Interactive Board: There Goes the Wife...

11/4 Interactive Board: A New Me!

10/8 Interactive Board: Seeming Impossibility

9/8 Interactive Board: My Ex MisTreats Our Son

5/1 Interactive Board: I feel Dead - Towards Him

4/26 Interactive Board: Why is This So Hard?

4/19 Interactive Board: I Lost My Love...

4/7 Interactive Board: Too Guilty!

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"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." -Arthur Christopher Benson

July 20, 2002.

Last August, almost a year ago, the "original" CatBox ceased and a new more sophisticated forum was implemented: Trubble's CatBox. The original CatBox archives remain displayed in the left banner since so many of my nights were sleepless, spent editing and interacting with "the regulars." We had a few crises and a few breakthroughs... It was an adventure - usually upbeat and silly, often dead serious - with many rewards. For those of you with the patience to sift through 52 pages spanning almost a full year, you'll come away with an insider's view of internet group therapy.

I no longer have the inclination /emotional energy to participate with such intensity in the new CatBox, nor does the new format lend itself to same. These archives hold a special place in my heart and I thank the wonderful individuals, the "victims" and "abusers"  so to speak, who participated and allowed you and me to glimpse into their hearts and souls. Thank you for the privilege and thank you for allowing me to be there...

With love,  Dr. Irene

Just below you'll find links to all the pages. Below that, and a good place to start, is a short history of the original CatBox, written by one of it's participants.

Read the posts here: (Higher numbers are more recent)

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 CatBox History: How It All Started...

December 20, 2000

The Catbox or as one writer posted, "Where we dump the poop," started with this interactive email  by Lynn.

Lynn said: "I started writing in a notebook and after 2 days of rambling thoughts, feelings, etc. I wrote two columns:  What I'm getting/not getting out of this relationship -  and the only thing I came up with is that he cleans the litter boxes twice a week."

Since the original interactive email, her Honey Dan has joined in on the dialogue. Those two and other regular posters in similar situations have offered their input and support, as well as voiced their own concerns, thoughts, and reflections. Poster's spouses / significant others are welcome and invited to join in. Besides being a "dumping" spot, it's a place of support and learning for those sincerely interested in personal growth. 

And when the going gets tough, the tough - dig in our heels and hold our breath till our fur turns blue!  

See you in the CatBox!  Love, purrs and kisses, Trubble (with a little help from his FakeMommy Asha.)