Last night, I was reading Facebook and I gasped upon seeing that, not one, but several people, had reposted a link to this blog. At first, I was honored; pleased by compliment paid.
And then terror sank in. Who were these people friends with? Would this lead people I am trying to be rid of to my blog? Would this give them a new way to harass me?
I get that that sounds melodramatic. But it’s not. For those of you who have been reading all along, you may remember a post about midnight phone calls. Well, Jamie finally listened to the messages (which I have saved and am considering sharing with the police). S1 called to tell me that she was planning to arrange for a person known to be violent to hurt—or kill my son. And she was completely serious. Insane—borderline, in my opinion–but serious.
So, now I’m left to decide what I should do. Part of me wants to de-friend all of the “friends” we share in common…13 people. Some of them my friends long before they knew her. Some of them know her only through her facebook presence – and she found them through me. I have backed up from several of these relationships. And I’m angry about it.
Do I stop blogging?
Do I ask these people to choose?
Do I tell them the particulars?
Let them listen to the voicemails?
Do I simply quietly delete them? Let go of friendships? Friendships that I begin to doubt because of the connection to particular individuals…
So, readers, I am open to suggestions…