I know I’m not alone in this world and neither are you… I promise.
After admitting that I needed help and checking myself inpatient, the next factor that really determined how quickly I progressed in my recovery was finding a therapist that I trusted could help me. I mean really there are two parts to that statement. Finding a therapist you trust. And believing it is possible for you to be helped. Both are equally important but I’ve actually had an easier time finding my soulmate than a fitting therapist.
So I remind myself when someone says something mean to me that they simply don’t understand and are afraid and, rather than being silent, I should continue to speak my truth. If I can comfort one person while being judged by 10… I think that’s a ratio I can live with.
Just because something needs to be said doesn’t always mean it needs to be heard.
Simple words like “I love you” or “I’m proud of you” can make someone blissfully happy; however, even more easily words can shatter a person entirely.