The Power of Unconditional

Especially when I’m hard to love

Now, with the significant person in my life, I’m the one that’s hard to love.

I have a hard time trusting that there aren’t conditions on his end. It’s not that I don’t trust him, but I’m quick to extrapolate from the smallest hint of invalidation. I’m carrying around a sizable amount of emotional baggage from past hurts and betrayals that does its best to keep anyone in my life at arm’s length.

I’ve thanked him for accepting the ugly side of me, and his response was that there is no ugly side.

Trust me on this, there is an ugly side, but somehow to him it’s not ugly.

Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | Author of 3 books, latest is Managing the Depression Puzzle | mentalhealthathome.org

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