Validation: the emotional crutch that has a way of making narcissists out of us, because in our quest to be validated, we make our entire existence all about ourselves.
I had to give up not because I didn’t care about her, but because she didn’t care about herself. That was probably the hardest part to accept.
“Loving someone with addiction is heartbreaking. Loving someone in recovery is heartwarming.”
I have never relied on any substance to cause me to feel like anyone other than myself. I have however, watched a beautiful person wither away in their addiction.
A lot of these songs are hitting on one theme: women are ostensibly offered tons of choices but none they desire.
“Recovery means freedom. Freedom to be who I am, to be who I want to be. Freedom to do what I want to do, and the freedom to continue writing the rest of my story. Freedom to make my dreams come true and to dream again.”
If you are like me and love someone with an addiction, just let them know you are there for them.
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Gravestoned is a collection of non-fiction short stories about death and drugs. Kelly shares personal tales of her brother’s drug addiction, his subsequent death, and her own habits growing up.
Because the non-sexual part of the relationship was boring as hell. She had low self confidence and was “just happy to be with someone.”