Thanks. I do ask, I practically beg but I get told that ‘we’ don’t do that here. ‘We don’t share emotions’ and ‘We have a stiff upper lip’. Others have said that the South East is harder than most northern places, also get told that I’ve been really unlucky with the people that I have met………..I feel nasty saying all of this but I’m constantly finding myself in situations or around very nasty and cliquey people….I will persevere, but honestly, right now, by a thread. It is my birthday today and I spent most of it alone….My 76 year old mother in law took me to lunch (she shouldn’t be driving). Very sweet but, I don’t know, I’m being a bitch….sorry. Just continuously running for people that don’t run for me, doing what I told my kids never to do…..I don’t know who I am anymore.