Originally Posted by Midwinter Mist
Fair enough, one just has to be cautious, particularly when it comes to typing online because you can't be sure who exactly is reading it and how they're interpreting it.
Alas, too true!
Liberal use of emoticons and the habit of rereading one's text once or twice before posting are both good habits. Take it from one Frog who's hurt more than a few feelings along the way. Not a fun process, but I did learn from it, quite well, and hopefully continue to do so...
In my case, I don't actually get out much, but it's due to 'problems' that I have and it is a huge and depressing deal in my life that I'm trying to fix.
Being a semi-recovered agoraphobic myself, I definitely feel for what you must have gone, and be going, through. For me, as you, the Internet and forums like this are something of a lifeline.