Kandice, thank you for sharing your story. I can relate to what you posted. Recognizing your core gift is key! I had an interesting reality this evening. I took my parents to dinner for my mother’s birthday. I opened up and stated that God must be preparing someone really special for me since it has taken 5 years and I still haven’t met anyone. My mother looked at me and stated that I would probably remain alone. I was hurt by her lack of inspiration. It is hard for me to be around my family with their loving couples and be alone. I guess I was hoping for some reassurance. It amazes me how much they want and need me to do for them and all I needed was a little hope and inspiration, and instead I was asked to help them. I love my parents, but now that I have taken this class, I understand why I am the way I am in intimate relationships! The giver and not receiver. This class is helping me to move forward and like teflon, let other’s comments slide right off! I’ve had to deal all week at work with a relationship of deprivation too. I really appreciate having all of you and Ken willing to support me and my belief that God is preparing me for that awesome relationship that I desire.