I'm hoping the person who needs this will read it.
I've shared the "self-care isn't selfish" memes countless times, and yet here I am, struggling to give myself permission to be happy.
Somehow, in just a couple of weeks, I'd disclosed more to my online therapist than I had with my previous therapist that I'd worked with for over a year.
We don’t deserve this. And we certainly didn’t ask for it.
It's not logical... but OCD isn't logical, either.
It can be as simple as noticing. As simple as validating us. As simple as saying, “I believe you.”
You may not understand my pain, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t valid.
The self-hating borderline is the one that the world loves the most. It's an uncomfortable truth, then, when I tell people that I don't hate myself.
I walked away feeling like I had to carry this burden alone.
“You defer to me a lot,” he pointed out, laughing. “You’re allowed to have an opinion.”