Situation: my mom said that my therapist said I'm not a perfectionist.
Fact: my problems don't necessarily have a label.
Lie: they must not be problems.
Lie: since they're not problems, I'm making all this up.
Lie: since I'm making all this up, I don't deserve to feel pain.
Conclusion #1: I ought to return to my "perfectionistic tendencies" so that I can deserve a label.
Conclusion #2: I ought to withdraw from any form of help whatsoever because there honestly isn't anything wrong with me.
Fact: the fact remains that I honestly might not be a perfectionist.
Fact: my problems don't exactly have a label.
TRUTH: I do have problems, even if they can't be labeled.
TRUTH: because I do have problems, I'm not making this up.
TRUTH: since I'm not making this up, I do deserve to feel pain.
CONCLUSION: I WILL NOT WITHDRAW. MY PAIN IS REAL. MY PAIN IS LEGITIMATE. I MATTER.
AND I WILL KEEP FIGHTING.