What a powerful statement —” being absent from your own life!” That struck a chord. A new way to view it.

It’s become an ingrained part of my psyche, especially when I meet someone new. To ensure the relationship continues on my terms, I camouflage too much of myself. It’s hard work to come away from the proverbially position of blending into the wallflowers and to express myself authentically and transparently.

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