Wow. This is one beautifully written post, that I can relate to on all levels. Thank you for sharing.
Taking care of myself doesn’t always come naturally to me. I have been thinking a lot lately of the times I gave in to other’s requests or demands and in the process I ended up abandoning myself and my own needs, not being fully aware at the time. I am not sure if it was totally motivated by people pleasing or a desire to be liked or more so that as a soft person I am often overpowered by those with a strong will, or have been in the past. Anyway what ever happened in the past are mistakes that I need to learn from and leave firmly in the past.
I am aware that one of the consequences of emotional neglect or abandonment in childhood is that we don’t learn to know our needs and wants and value those or even feel we have the right to have them. …
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