"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)
CatBox History: How It All
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
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,
a little help from his FakeMommy Asha.)