Too often, stories in my life have been real because I needed them to be true, not because they are true.
What I know now after nearly two years of counseling is no one deserves anything. We are not entitled to happiness, comfort, safety, or even the truth or honesty. We are owed nothing. The only right we have with other people is to leave. We choose to stay, we choose to leave, but it is still our choice.
Moving forward, "Are my choices and actions consistent with what I value or am I doing things simply because I are afraid of what will happen if I don't?" I need to know to move forward.
There is nothing simple that I have chosen to do. I think it is human to believe change is for the other person even when we know the solution lies within.
What is the truth and how do you know?