Kawaii Kiwi
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protecting myself from being blind to how easily people purposely hurt me, without giving a damn.

I forgive, but I also learn a lesson. I won't hate you, but I'll never get close enough for you to hurt me again. I can't let my forgiveness become foolishness. Forgiveness with healthy boundaries in place.

This is the hardest thing. You can love friends. You can see the potential they have. You can KNOW there is good IN them, but it means NOTHING if they can't be secure enough to know it themselves. It's like trying to rescue a drowning person, but you know they're going to drown you both if you jump in to try to save them...so you keep throwing life preservers out hoping they'll get a grip and let you help without pulling you under too...sigh.

you jump in to try to save them.so you keep throwing life preservers out hoping they'll get a grip and let you help without pulling you under too.