They

We can only love each other to the
extent our personal demons will allow.
Until we confront them and
cut ties for good, they’ll continue
to disrupt the beauty of us.
Maybe we should just
introduce them to each other…
Maybe they’ll finally heal
and leave us to do the same.

Quotes For The Soul: Traumas

I once had someone tell me
that he couldn’t be with me
because of my past traumas.
Not because I hadn’t processed them
but because I had and chosen to forgive.
He couldn’t bring himself to do the same.
Before then, I had never thought about
the people who’d love me later in life.
That they too would have to process and
forgive the same people who hurt me
before they even knew or loved me.

We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Brené Brown