Wouldn't it be her false world that would be crumbling? Not her real life.
But I am all for forgive and forget and will do so if she comes forward and says "mea culpa and lesson learned."
If someone creates a false world because living in their own real world is unpleasant, painful, and/or unsatisfactory, the crumbling of the false world could be just as painful.
Unless/until we hear from Grataan that she made this all up as some kind of writing exercise or game, I am inclined to feel really sad for her and would encourage her to perhaps rejoin the COTH community as her "real" self (assuming the OP's post is in fact correct). I've read enough of her posts to believe that her real self would be welcomed and accepted - even if parts of her posts were fabricated, I still feel like we probably have a sense of the kind of human being she is.
I DON'T display all my bar cards. I used too, but my friends said it was tacky and made me look like an alcoholic, so I took them down.
Yeah, I took down all the things on my "vanity wall" years and years ago. I mean, who really cares about your diplomas and licenses and all that crap? If someone wants to see them, I'll pull them out of the files.
oh and while we're talking about nice people: Alittlegray is back in the hospital in VA for the 8th time this year! Lex, are you near Fredricksburg? We need to send a beefcake to cheer her up in the hospital. Don't tell her husband we're sending you though. He's a marine.
Beefcake is a lot nicer to look at than are flowers. And you can entertain her with your wit.