“For every person who might reject you if you live your truth, there are ten others who will embrace you and welcome you home.”
When tough stuff happens – the really tough stuff – you can’t, and you shouldn’t have to, shoulder it alone.
You need other people.
You need to find your tribe.
But if your partner has betrayed you, or he has a sex addiction, then where can you turn for understanding and support?
Society will judge you.
You know that for a fact.
It doesn’t really matter that you’re reeling from the pain.
The world is cold and cruel when it learns you’ve been betrayed.
So now you have to hide because you can’t cope with the shame.
The shame that’s undeserved – because it’s not your fault at all.
You truly are a victim.
But everyone will talk.
You know they will be ruthless.
They’ll tear your life apart.
But there are other people who truly understand.
They want to hear your story.
They get what you’re going through.
They know what it is like to feel unfairly stigmatized.
To feel you have a secret.
A wound you hold inside.
It takes away your voice.
Don’t let it hold you captive.
Don’t let it silence you.
It’s safe to take a risk when it’s a member of your tribe.
Lay down the shame.
You’re home now.
Relax in our embrace.