You cannot outsource healing. You have to do it yourself.
Therapy, journaling and medication are useful tools. But they are just that – tools. They only work if you do.
Apologies and explanations may feel good in the moment, but they provide no lasting relief. That only comes when you allow it.
Others who have been there may offer guidance along the way, but they cannot take your steps for you.
There are no words that can take away your pain. No actions by others that can relieve your suffering.
You can try to avoid the pain. Distract yourself. Pretend you’re okay.
But that approach never works for long.
Because the only way through is through.
And you can’t outsource healing.
You have to do it yourself.