You mistake it for love, because you have found comfort in knowing someone is just as destructive as you are. You mistake it for love, because you have not yet learned what love really is.
healing from toxicity
Healing is a reminder that nothing was ever strong enough to break you.
The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself.
Shaping yourself into someone others might not quickly recognize.
Every person around you was able to see how unhealthy this was for you. Everyone in your life knew how bad things had gotten.
Taking a step away from a toxic person is self protection. We can love this person from a distance while taking our power back.
This me accepting that a heart that is broken is still worthy of love.
The fact is, you will never be the person you were again.
The experiences that people are forced to deal with, helps to form them into the person that they are.
I was free from the name-calling, the belittling, and the feelings that I was never good enough.