I really enjoyed this post on Walking No Line and it resonated with me very deeply. I too can find it difficult to talk about myself (Heck I don’t even like myself a lot of the time, how am I supposed to talk about it!!).
This post is somewhat of a personal/diary-like nature. I just needed to write about what’s on my mind.
Up until about 4 years ago, I was not the ‘healthiest’ person, emotionally, and in terms of my ability to function in relationships. I was very codependent, insecure, and, in less-than-obvious ways, I was controlling and manipulative. I wasn’t so bad that the average person, including myself, would pick up on the problems, but they were there. My partner, at the time, had already done a great deal of work on herself, and was in a very healthy place. My dysfunctions, while subtle to everyone else, starkly contrasted with her own functioning.
I did a great deal of work on myself during that relationship. I spent many hours and dollars getting myself to her healthier level of functioning, and pursuing goals beyond the scope of our romantic relationship. I paid a therapist…
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