If you love them enough to want to sleep next to them every night, you love them enough to get through this. Tell them that. They’ll be grateful.
Recovery means letting go, stepping out of your comfort zone and facing the unknown. So I say, as you start feeling better, you need more support, not less.
On the outside, indeed, I look very happy.
I am learning to breathe. But most importantly, I am learning to tell myself that sometimes it is okay to not know what I want or need.
Racism is a huge problem.
By trying to do everything perfectly, you are giving power to the person who sets the standard.
In the simplest form, attachment is the way that our brain evolves to feel safe. It’s almost like having a filter through which we experience the world. Basically, we are social species and the way we feel safe is through other people. One of the most effective ways of regulating our emotions when we are in distress is to be in proximity to someone that we’re securely attached to.
Waking up day after day motivated and positive sounds easy to someone who is happy and at a good state of mind, but it isn’t the easiest task in the world for those who wake up with negativity every single day.
A little tenderness can go a long way, my love.
Try this exercise in your mind. Think about the things that worry or scare you. Consider the worst possible scenario. Now find a solution for that scenario.