I am delineating myself; setting clear boundaries and making few exceptions for energy spent on things outside of these lines. In fact, everything I am doing at this point in my life is directed toward the purpose of securing what I want and making a path for who I want to be.
In this realm, I must only include those who I feel are most trustworthy. I cannot be lackadaisical about who I let in and who must be out. It’s unfortunate when there are people we care about who don’t recognize that their behavior is unnecessarily dramatic, hurtful or harmful. I have had close calls with people who want to smother me, parent me, or subjugate me in some way. I will not tolerate this any longer. In fact, I haven’t really tolerated it for some time.
I certainly have the emotional strength to address this one-on-one, but I don’t have the time or inclination to. So, I am letting it/them go. I don’t need to explain myself any further. This is just me being right for me.
©2016 Clare L. Martin
2 thoughts on “Delineating my Self”
Bravo; very healthy
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I get it…I went through a lot of that when I got sober.
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