I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for devoting your time and talent to writing about this topic. I relate so much and it is so helpful (and a little less frightening) to know I am not alone.
I desperately want the old “me” back. The one I took for granted for so long. Just to be able to find joy in the basics again.
I don’t know, like you, if women don’t really talk about such things, whether it’s fear or shame holding them back or fear of others not relating. Or maybe they can and do relate but do not want to admit it or are in absolute denial (can’t be seen as anything less than perfect).
I don’t know. All I know is that I’m glad and very thankful that you are open and honest about it and wish more would share.
It truly helps to know you are not alone.