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Here’s what I want to share today. ⭐️
As a person with a mental illness, I thought I was unlovable, or at most, hard to love. Because I understood that I had challenges. I understood that whoever did choose to exhibit love towards me would face obstacles they may not face with others. Hence why I was so surprised when Jake stayed. And even during the darkest depths of my mental illness, I tried to push him away. I felt he deserved something better and something much more than what I could give. 💔
But over the past few years, I’ve come to this conclusion. No matter who you are, you deserve love. No matter who you choose as your partner, you’ll face challenges in that love—both giving and receiving. Because no two people are exactly the same—we don’t all think, believe, or even love the same way at all times. We show and accept love differently, and it is a constant journey to see how that plays out in your own life. 💫
So, do me this favor? Recognize that you are worth loving. You’re worth accepting love as well giving it out to others. Having a mental illness doesn’t equal unlovable. I’ve been loved with a mental illness, I’ve love others while having mental illness, and I’ve loved others *who* have a mental illness. We’re all imperfect and flawed, and we are all a little hard to love some days. That’s called being human. It has nothing to do with the chemical imbalances that may go on in your brain. 💚 Pease remember that.