forgive yourself
When You Can’t Help It
Michael Adewunmi

You know something?

This is the thing for me. When I am coming off a bad flashback or disassociative episode, I push everyone away. Everyone. I do it not to punish them, but to protect them from me.

Yeah. I know. It doesn’t help.

Isolation makes it worse. But I can’t make myself feel like I deserve to be forgiven for not being able to over-power my brain health problem. So many times I feel this intense fear that I am unacceptable because of it and this causes me to relentlessly bash myself.

I have started to reduce the amount of time I spend inside that space, and it helps. The ability to forgive others and to be forgiven by others really and truly comes from the inside out.

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