.....is sometimes the hardest thing to do. I think this point has been driven home to me this week. I've been trying for a 'mere' three years to let go of my toxic relationship. Others have been struggling for a far greater length of time.
It's amazing, no, astonishing....the depth of destruction that a toxic relationship can leave it it's wake.
You think you're suffering, then you hear from somebody else who has suffered longer, and harder, than you have yourself.
The trail of destruction left by a psychopath is immeasurable. The hurt, anguish, psychological harm, is actually phenomenal.
What can we do to protect ourselves?
I wish I knew. I just hope that my experience can help the ones who are going through the same hell now. Or maybe it can help the ones who have been through the same, or even worse, and need a helping hand with achieving the elusive 'closure' we all seek.
Maybe, if we work together, we can find a way to overcome the harm, the damage they have caused.
Closure will come when we truly know it wasn't anything WE did, which caused this to happen.