Sometimes you need a break - sometimes to make a break
I dropped over 30 groups yesterday. I left numerous admin positions. I severed some relationships.
Not to be vindictive or to cause problems, but to try and regain a clear mind, and avoid any more damage.
I had a health issue a couple of weeks ago, actually one more in a series of health issues. I need a break. This site is supposed to be a place where you can chat, make friends, and have fun. Not a place where you get abused.
For some, chess is life, and chess.com takes on a greater importance than it deserves. Not for me. I'm not going to get sucked down that hole.
Nor am I going to pit friends against friends. No reason to take sides. The break I am making is clean, and it is permanent.
Perhaps, someday, the fun aspect can return. I've met some really great people here who I like to keep as friends. And I have met a few who are terribly flawed and greatly disappointing. Those in the latter group are the ones who cause the most pain.
Life is about learning from the experience. And I'm still learning. I guess that means I'm not quite dead yet, despite how it feels right now.