Dear Warrior {06-26-12, part four}

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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.

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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