People are in such pain. And they feel so alone in it.
I know they are not alone. I’ll prove it. I am sure some of you can relate to some of these feelings. You. You are not alone!
Did you ever feel…
…like not answering the question “how are you?” since you can’t put the feelings to words, or you don’t think anyone would understand, or it is not worth their time?
…that it would be worse if you shared, because if no one understood, it would feel even lonelier?
…that someone was walking all over you and if you spoke up you’d come across as overreacting? Since this was not their “intention”, they feel like they did nothing wrong. So you hold the scream in.
…like you wanted to tell someone they hurt but you didn’t know how?
…so painfully lonely being you that you wish you could stay in bed all day, but then you knew you’d be lonelier?
…like you’re nice to every body, but no one notices?
…hurt that people who have treated you bad avoid you since ‘you’re a lose cannon’ since you protested their ways ONE time?
…like you CANNOT be around another drunk know-it-all?
…your loved one being sick is so horrifically unfair?
…like blaming yourself when things go wrong but crediting someone else went things go right?
…like there is nothing good about you because of how you were treated when you were young?
…so angry you want to rip the room apart?
…so sad that you want to die?
…like any minute people whom you love will figure out who you really are (terrible, stupid, worthless)?
…as if you are drowning in your own grief?
…like your impulses are beyond your control, and can’t anyone see that?
…the heartache of longing for someone who has passed away too young?
…like you’ll burst from missing someone so far away?
…so full of rage that someone violated you and is now getting off scott free?
…that nobody really understands or cares?
…like you can’t go on pretending to be OK?
…terrified of how you can’t handle one more thing?
…that other people matter but you don’t? At all. You see how many people there are in the world and think wow, little ole me. I don’t matter. Then realize people should matter so maybe they just matter to people around them. Everyone except you.
…as if your worthless is a burden, and when someone points out the good in you brush it off by saying ‘everyone does that’?
I hear you. You are not alone! YOU are not alone! You ARE not alone! You are NOT alone! You are not ALONE!
If you have felt any of them, please comment. (If you want to be anonymous, just put a single letter or a fake name in the name field.)