Would you talk to someone the way you talk to yourself?
Didn’t think so.
But you don’t understand. I’m different. I deserve this.
Maybe you don’t see it right now but those thoughts are the illness. I’m having them as well. We are in this together stranger.
You are no different. Nothing you have done or ever will do warrants the way this illness makes you treat yourself. You are perfect how you are. I don’t know you but I do know that. I also know that you’ve probably heard this all before BUT there is no arguing with this- you really don’t deserve this whether you can believe it now or not.
And that is exactly my point. You cannot argue with this illness. I’m sure there are a million and one things you could come up. I am sure you could describe in detail why you should do X, Y or Z. Plus it would only be once, right? It wouldn’t be that bad if you just….
When someone is angry and shouting at you they aren’t really in the mood for a sensible debate. I am yet to meet someone who is better at talking sense when they are @*&%ed off.
Walk away. Come back to it if you need to. Now isn’t a great time to make a decision methinks.
You have come a long way and now isn’t the time to turn back.
Love, strength and hugs stranger,