Norma Jean: Enough To Go Around

Dear Norma Jean,I just wanted to thank you for all of your thoughtful columns in the personal section of this paper. You seem to have an invaluable insight into interpersonal relations (alliteration, wow) relationships. Please keep up the good work.I also wanted to express my sincere gratitude to the personals section and staff. Just over a month ago I met an incredible, spontaneous woman through your service. In our short time together, we have established a very meaningful relationship together. I offer testimony that the personals do indeed work. I was skeptical when I responded to the personals ads, but I am now a believer.The people that place and respond to ads aren't necessarily desperate. The fact is, and I think many will agree with me, American cities are difficult places to meet people. When I first moved to this city a year ago, I heard this complaint often. A year later, I found myself with the same gripe.The personals have become a forum for beating the single scene with a unique method of meeting people, that is both easy to use, safe, and discreet.Best of luck to you and your readers in the future.Kind regards,Chris A.Dear C.A.I dream about getting e-mail like this. I hear this story over and over again. Just yesterday a woman called to re-word her ad. She tells me her best friend ran an ad and met the love of her life. Mr. Right was the second guy she met from her ad. This was in August and now they are planning their wedding for the same day they met. How romantic! Sometimes we're just too jaded to open our hearts to the possibility of finding true love. Our disposable culture permeates right into our hearts and homes numbing people, turning us at times into nervous systems seeking cheap momentary release and sense pleasures. Each of us has trouble trusting the universe whether we admit it or not. Some think of themselves as unimportant, some feel it is a world of scarcity, others find themselves defective in some physical way. A lot of people live in poverty consciousness. Bottom line; most feel unlovable.We look to another to love ourselves sometimes and to fill all these gaps in trusting. The truth is that whatever we don't find trustable with the universe is usually what we don't find trustable in our intimacy.If you are with someone it might be apparent that the more you trust the more scared you get. Full relationships aren't ever-blissful. Persistence and trusting that practicing love is the big lesson that takes you everywhere is the key. It's what gives you the guts to go for it.I suggest we sweeten up, trust something nice will happen;and see if the cosmos can arrange something lovely for you. Everyone deserves nothing short of being loved!Love,Norma Jean

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