Question

Thank you for being my Master. We have exchanged only a few words, but I do not care, because I love you with all my body-spirit and this will never change . . . :) . . . I did not know how to react to family and professional pressure, but I've found my balance: to love myself, to love my family and not to bother so much.

Thank you

Answer from Master Kosen

Thank you


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