When I read postings on Internet groups announcing, "I/my DS/DS/DD have cancer" or "My DH/DD/DS just died," I hate to say it, but sometimes I think they're not telling the truth.
We've had situations here at CM where someone WAS lying about their illness or the illness/death of a family member. I *want* to support people when they have bad news, because that is part of the reason social groups like CM exist. But I'm afraid sometimes when I read a post that announces bad news, one of the first thoughts I have is, "Are they telling the truth?"
I am NOT accusing anyone at CM of lying, nor am I thinking of a specific post. I *am* wondering, has anyone has the same thoughts as I have? And how in the world do you distinguish between someone who's lying and someone who's telling the truth on the Internet?
Answer by daisyb at 11:15 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Sometimes. i know that if my dh died or i found out one of my babies had an illness/disease..i highly doubt id be announcing it on CM. some do to just vent about how upset they are and some because they need support, but me i would just betoo distraught to even think about typing it out on CM.
Answer by mywonderyears at 10:47 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Answer by Works4Mom.com at 10:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Answer by hill2 at 11:17 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Answer by reigndrops12689 at 11:20 PM on Oct. 9, 2010
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't believe them. It depends on who it is. I know people who only post doom and gloom all the damn time and most of it is made up. I don't like all the negativity from those people. I think you can get get just as much attention from happy posts! Nobody likes to be around a Negative Nancy day in and day out!!
Answer by KittenLangley at 11:21 PM on Oct. 9, 2010