thank you for the feedback... and on multiple levels.
thank you for relating to me, cayc-- even if our stories are specifically different, our experiences can be generally the same. knowing I'm struggling along side other well-meaning folks is really comforting.
thanks for the affirmations that I'm human, beter4me-- that I'm experiencing things in a "normal" way. may sound relatively unimportant, but it is extremely valuable feedback for me concerning my history. and yes, my SO is amazing... I'm a lucky lucky person. ...even if I do feel like crap from time to time.
thank you for pointing out a very very important point, fireproof-- I DO have the capacity to love so deeply. My therapist said the exact same thing, and when you wrote it here, it reminded me... and there was power in the two of you saying so in different contexts... it means more, if that makes sense. I have the capacity for love, and the feelings for my ex are proof of that. I'm grateful for that.
One last thing I remembered, is that I had an epiphany the other day-- we're all in this together. We're all human beings trying to navigate pain and dysfunction, and confusion. We could all stand to be on the receiving end of more love... we could ALL use a little more love. Thanks for sharing that love with me.
“When we disclose the thought and intents of our hearts in surrender, we identify with one another at depth.”