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Hi. Welcome. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 20 years experience working with individuals and families on a variety of issues.
Hi Diane. I am sorry to hear of this pain you are in.
I think you said it perfectly...the recovery comes when you can love yourself as much as you love him and by that I mean that loving yourself and knowing you deserve the mutuality in a relationship.
sounds easy but I know that it is not. Healing takes time and there will be pain as the intellectual mind and the loving heart become in sync
you sound very giving and loving and deserve that in return.
tell me some of your thoughts
a man who says he doesnt love you but still wants to see you part time clearly is a man that only thinks of himself and that is very sad for you.
I can't believe how someone would even think that way. I was respectful and gave him all my love. I recieved reports how he has been with others while I worked and he is retired. Never wanted to fulfil what he promised like fix my car, new phone and on and on.
it is very hard to come to terms with all of that but I think if you read that back to yourself it may help to get you on your road to recovery
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