Dancing Queen, thanks for sharing your story ❤
Though everyone’s experience of heartbreak is different, I remember that crushing black pain so well.
You state something so powerful here: “A much-needed thing I needed to learn after a lifetime of never, ever feeling like was enough… pretty enough, thin enough, fit enough, successful enough. I felt flawed, broken, completely unlovable. Slowly I’m rebuilding my self-perception and figuring out a path back to myself.”
I understand those Never-Enoughs. Like you, I feel that my breakup enabled me to find a path back to myself — and what a gift that is! Coming out the other side of my healing journey, I realize that I’ve become an ally and protector to my innermost self — a self I used to berate and judge with “shoulds” and “not-good-enoughs.” I’m sending you strength and warmth as you continue on this pathway to healing.