Originally Posted by oasis777
It is difficult to separate the two types sometimes. Being hurt...........well hurts, no matter if it was intended or not. To avoid the pain, you tend to hold back your true self over time and before you know it, that becomes the norm. No one really knows who you are because you don't trust them with that knowledge.
A part of me realizes that this perspective is skewed and yet it is my norm. I too understand that everyone will eventually hurt you and not all of them will mean to do it. But I also know that those few who one may allow into the inner sanctum will have the power to do great damage.
Oh what a struggle it is.
It's not a matter of not feeling the hurt (to me). I feel the hurt. But hurting doesn't necessarily mean I should stop trusting them. Trust isn't tied to pain or lack there of for me. . . . . . .