“It’s funny how when our heart is broken, we think we can just will it to be unbroken. Like if we just tried harder or put forth more effort, we can somehow un- break it and heal ourselves. We would never do this with broken bones or broken objects–we would splint them, cast them, rebuild them, call in the experts. Yet we shame ourselves for our inability to fuse together shards of ourselves without doing the work and call- ing for help. I think this does a huge disservice to our hearts. We deserve to be cared for at a time when we feel broken. We deserve to be wrapped in warmth and support. We deserve to be mended.”

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