N What Mr Nasty says doesn’t matter – Except to Mr Nasty. “His opinion is problematic…” What he says doesn’t have to be relevant to you.
You’ve seen the best in him for how long?! You’ve persisted in trying…for how long?! You’ve done better by him, and your children than you experienced. You haven’t turned into a person like him. You’ve not given up on the values you believe in. The only person you’ve given a hard time is yourself. You’ve not given up on your dreams. You have given endlessly – selflessly – of yourself. Your badge of honor
You still believe with all your might in love. You don’t feel that what you’ve been through gives you the right to grow into a Nasty clone. You’re modest, trustworthy, hard- working, you’d fight like a lion to protect your children… In short… you’re just a MASS of overdone strengths. Or maybe you like this badge of honor better…
What??!!! This CANNOT be true – I always thought I was… Weak!!!
Strengths Generous Trusting Loyal Hardworking Undemanding Forgiving Loving Overdone strengths Generous to a fault Overly trusting to the point of naivete Total uncritical Suffering from Straw-that-broke- the-camel’s-back syndrome The turkey voting for Christmas Too forgiving to realize that forgiveness may have to be earned Loving irresponsibly
I hate to be the one to put this to you, but…. “You are emotionally totally musclebound.”