These feelings do not mean what I think they mean. Pain is not the enemy. These stories I imagine about how I feel are just opinions with embellishments.
Contrary to what people claim, not everyone wants their loved ones to grow, they simply want them to change.
"Change happens one funeral at a time." At the time we were talking politics. However, in the years since I heard her say that I've come to appreciate this truth.
I am willing to accept far less than I offer in exchange for being loved, to be important to someone. I was willing to do the work - mine and hers - and avoided bringing my needs and wants of the Partnership. I acted as if I wasn't as important as her.