Yes, privacy issues are important, but I didn't step away because of that... my life simply got too busy for a bit and I didn't have time to visit this forum. (It's not my main forum)
Actually, I mainly "hang out" on sports sites. Quite a different atmosphere....
I might as well tell all...you aren't the first to ask. I'm less concerned about privacy than worried that someone I've offended will use this information to hit me where it hurts, as it were. But I suppose I'll just have to saddle up, and take my lumps.
I lost my job and was unemployed for about 7 weeks. Then yes, sadly, I was divorced. It was not my choice. I did not win custody, and my children no longer live with me. Which meant I had to move. I also/therefore? joined the Army, so I had to attend both basic training and Officer's Candidate School. And, to make ends meet, for awhile I discontinued my cable/internet.
That was a lot to process, as you may imagine. So fun things like visiting forums took a hiatus.
And yes, I probably revisited the 10% idea because my ex is seeing someone now, and it hurts.
There you have it.