Saw this article and thought I’d share.
All of us are hurt at one time or another and I always like some tips on the pain not becoming how I define myself, just a part of the whole picture of me.
I like these tips. The only one I may disagree with is Number 4: Stop Telling Your Story. There is a point where retelling your story over and over again is counterproductive. It can be like a wheel that has made a rut in the road and you become stuck and can’t get out.
However, sometimes a person retells their story because no one has acknowledged it in the way the individual needs. I was told once if someone keeps repeating the same thing to me that I’m not hearing them. I’m not responding the way they need me to respond. I try to keep that in mind and figure out what someone is really trying to say to me. If you’re not feeling heard – tell people that. Keep speaking up.