This is such a sweet thread and I'm glad it exists. Sometimes this board is so negative that I just get fed up and step away, but I always end up back on lolcow, lol.
I actually went through a bad period of anxiety-induced depression, so I feel like this will be nice to other people struggling as well, as a reminder to remember what you've got.
I'm (secretly) engaged to the person I consider the love of my life, and I think our families already figured out we're going to get married sometime in the future. He's my exact vision of a 10/10 in looks, sweet without being overbearing or patronizing, honest, funny, mind-bogglingly brilliant, amazing in bed, and shares my core convictions, interests, and aesthetics. And he thinks I'm the hottest, cutest thing on the planet, and just loves to spend time with me and chat. We're comfortable and used to each other, but the passion seems to spark itself up when we feel bored and listless about life. He was my best friend before we got together and there's a whole fucking story about what we were like before this and the way it got into a mess with my ex, but irrelevant; the tl;dr is that we both came out of bad shit and are happy together.
I'm back in school after dropping out for mental health issues about a year and a half ago. I'm studying something that makes me excited and full of life, even if some of it may actually occasionally bore me to tears and I procrastinate.
My dick ex is completely out of my life and can wallow in his whining with his NEET new partner. My best friend is amazing and I love her and cheer her on, and she's going to grad school. I thought I'd lost her and was uncomfortable with her because she was mutual friends with my ex and said some hurtful things in duress, but now she's close to me and we basically have nothing to hide between us. She came around to realizing what my ex is like and she's come to like my bf more because she's realized the two of them are very alike in personality and that's exactly why we click so well. It's just so nice to have someone I can turn to and bitch with and laugh and share pics of dogs and shit, besides my bf. And not only that, but my bf and I have a mutual best/close friend that I can shoot the shit with and talk about my (obscure) interests with, and we've been close for at least a couple years now.
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