I used to rationalize and justify some of the pain inflicted on me. Because of that, Now I have a hard time expressing to people when I’m feeling unloved or when I need more of it. By love I mean care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, knowledge, and trust.
My entire ability to be in a relationship is compromised.
Giving recognition, respect, care, trust, and knowledge to myself can start the healing.
I am progressing, specifically because of the care and respect I give myself, because of this care and respect, I can trust myself to listen to, remember, and act on my needs. It is from recognizing this and admiring it that I can know it; myself.