The way Amber has impacted my life is by introducing me to this place. She mentioned Kiwi Farms by name in a video and I came to check it out and never left. It's been a rollercoaster ride and following her breaks up the mono-tone-us days at work.
This entire thread is exceptional but fuck it, so am I. Honestly, she's made me more aware of how I treat my partner. The way she treats Becky (and Rickie) has grossed me out so much I find myself going out of my way to help the boothang out with difficult or unpleasant tasks he might otherwise take on alone.
ALR and I both live in the Kentucky heat and unrelenting humidity, and Mr. Emotional Prolapse is the kind of guy to do stuff without being asked and without asking for help. Watching Rickie and Becky sweat in the heat and knowing they never get a break from those duties because Amber and Eric can't or won't hold up their share of household duties makes me feel sick, and lately I find myself "sneaking" around to beat my BF to certain chores he would otherwise do before I got to them.
The idea of being the ALR or the Eric of one's relationship is a horrifying one indeed, and lately it has me regularly waking up early to beat him to the lawn-mowing duties. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Amber!