Does This Sound Familiar?

Loneliness, fear of abandonment, impulsive self-destructiveness, storminess in relationships, inability to achieve intimacy—these are feelings that we all experience at one time or another. However, for some people, who were emotionally, mentally and/or physically or sexually traumatized in childhood, live with these feelings almost constantly and experience them to a much higher degree.

We Cause As Much Pain By Taking Offense, As By Giving It

When you say or do something someone takes offense with; you are on the giving side of toxic words or deeds. You carry some of the toxic energy from those words or that action. When you are aware of your unkind words or deeds, you need to forgive your Self and apologize to the recipient. It goes without say, the recipient has a responsibility to him/herself to avoid taking offense.