I’ve dealt with a lot of shit in my life.
I’ve been cheated on, insulted, bullied, teased, laughed at, and ignored.
Some of that still bothers me to this day. I think that’s where my social anxiety came from. I also had a brother who purposely hurt me with his words and insults about my weight, and a father you didn’t really care enough to notice.
I’ve had people lie to me, tell me they will be in my life and then make no effort to even talk to me.
But somehow, I’m here. And I’m stronger for all of that struggle. You see, even though I have dealt with a lot of crap, I know I came out the other side stronger.
Yes it was hard, and still is. But what I like to think, is that it’s now in the past and what I should be worrying about is how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Think forward instead of backward. Start telling yourself that it’s in the past, and you need to let go. Not forget because that just isn’t possible. But Letting go of all of the Negative Feelings associated with that person.
Is holding on to these hurt feelings useful for you? Do you think the other person is making it as big of a deal as you are? I highly doubt it.
You are giving them power that they don’t deserve. Take it back….. and move on.