Survivor, Give Solitude a Chance

Solitude is hard to handle when you’re used to chaos.

Being alone is difficult when you’ve been conditioned to codependency.

Sitting quietly with only one’s thoughts can be torture when those thoughts are dominated by triggers at every turn, and memories of the abuse.

But I’m asking you to give it a chance.

Solitude is where we taste peace at long last.

Being alone is how we manifest independence, a necessary counter-measure to the patterns of abuse.

Sitting quietly with only our thoughts is how we create the space to hear ourselves, and learn who we really are, with no one else’s bullshit getting in the way.

My unsolicited advice is to learn to get comfortable with it. Use it to your advantage.

Inside and around solitude is where the magic happens.

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