Only Love Around Me
Updated: Apr 9
When people come from abusive houses, they either:
1) become exactly like the abuser (rude, mean, bullying, trifling)
2) are vulnerable, strong yet naive, trusting and looking for love
I was definitely #2 for a very long time. My friendships and (most) relationships were with people who did not appreciate me. I would say my boundaries, but would not totally follow thru, in fear of being alone. I am so glad I love myself enough now to not have anyone around me, who does not have my best interest at heart. I am still all of those things of #2, but only with the right people.
Toxic parents do a good job of making their children feel that no one in the family loves them.