I've been taking a break lately because I've been so incredibly busy, overwhelmed, and stressed out with juggling school full-time, a full-time job I'm leaving and starting a new full-time job along with some personal issues. But recently I've really been struggling with practicing self-love & body positivity, it's good to give yourself some credit every once and a while and realize that it's not going to be sunshine & rainbows all the time. Sometimes you're going to plateau, your results…
You have absolutely nothing to feel guilty about for setting boundaries and standing your ground against a person who has controlled your every last move for nearly all of your adult life. NO is a complete sentence. You don't owe any explanations to some rotten ass bitch. There is no respect there and no concept of personal boundaries. Anyone who thinks that they are so superior and entitled deserves it when they finally get what they deserve.
Losing him has forced me to face the wickedness I had become. It no longer mattered who shaped or conditioned me to be this way, or what life events forged my patterns. The loss of him required me to face what I had become and start the most difficult thing I'd ever do: become a woman of value. Step 1: heal.
I really like this quote, but I don't think this would truly take just one day. You'll have to fight for much longer, survive for much longer, persevere for much longer. And the truth is some of us won't get there. The world is too unforgiving for that. However, I do believe that even if we never reach a position where we can stop caring, friends and family will be the comfort you need.