“Sometimes things have to go wrong before they can go right. Sometimes we must let the wrong people leave before we allow the correct people to enter. Sometimes we have to feel weak in order to know what it’s like to feel strong. Sometimes you have to be broken to realize you’ll never be shattered.” ~Unknown
Leaving is the hardest part—that’s what they say, right? I don’t know if I agree. It takes courage for someone to come out of the closet, but healing can be a brutal process.
It’s an ongoing process that seeps into every aspect of my daily life. It’s easier to say than do. Scars are still visible after the bruises have healed.
I wanted to find love—the kind everyone wants and deserves to feel at least once. I wanted to find love, but first I needed to give myself time to heal.
Coming out of an abusive situation is confusing. Slowly, the constant anxiety and concern about what I said or did began to fade. I also felt very lonely, and it was painful to miss our connection.
That’s why people often stay or go back, right? Believe them when they say they’re sorry and hope and pray it won’t happen again—until it does and then the cycle continues.
When I first learned how to navigate without a…