While sometimes, yes, I am angry at them, I can’t hold onto resentment. It does piss me off that they can’t admit to any mistakes, but if they aren’t able to introspect and examine themselves I can’t force them to or expect a change. So it’s up to me to do better and to fix the consequences of the way they raised me. It wasn’t my fault. I never asked for it and it may not be fair but it doesn’t help to blame them. I just have to commit to doing better and healing the gaping void they left inside me.
If you can relate, I want to remind you that you are beautiful. Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued simply because they are alive. Your struggles are not shameful and talking about them will help not only free yourself but others as well. You are lovable, and you are not alone.