Your overall attitude has changed. You used to trust everybody. You used to see the glass half full and to love life whole heartedly. But now, a part of you is broken.
You never have to compete with anyone – and a healthy partner would never want anyone who they truly love and cherish to feel like they’re competing with anybody anyway.
I am the truth, your karma, the revolt — I am the resistance, the pieces you tried to keep shattered, coming back together again.
Survivors have to regain the certainty that the reason they experienced such a pathological reaction was because they were so powerful in the first place.
You don’t have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn’t leave right away.
Falsehoods about parents always being loving and having our best interests at heart simply do not cut it when it comes to manipulative, toxic and abusive parents.
Taking a step away from a toxic person is self protection. We can love this person from a distance while taking our power back.