An excerpt from my book root, available now on Amazon.
Our haunted pasts have a way of gradually deteriorating our self-esteem, thus making us believe that we are unworthy of respectful treatment and discouraging us from investing in new relationships. Despite what you may think or what relationship fractures have lead you to believe, you have everything to offer —everything to offer someone new.
I urge you to reformat your internal dialogue —self-awareness is everything. Recall your heart at its best. Before it became an abandoned cemetery for the worst of them and bring yourself to love. Organically and without inhibitions. Know that not everyone will fail to see you through: attentively peeling back every layer, meeting every line of your story with acceptance.
Not everyone will resemble the monsters who hurt you.
Not everyone will take you for granted.
PS. You don’t need permission to take your time.