I did not allow my parents choices to make me bitter towards all of society or others dealing with addiction or mental illness. Theirs is only one story of countless others and while many individuals in these situations or otherwise may seem tough, everyone has a heart and they need love the most.
You have to soldier on, no matter how hard, because you are not your heartbreak. You cannot let that heartbreak define you.
That’s the thing about getting too good at healing, getting too comfortable with only relying on yourself. It can build a fear of opening up and sharing a life, even if that’s all you really want.
Only after the destruction, will you be able to start rebuilding your heart back up again.
“Don’t start showing her pictures of corpses.”