When we tune in to the outrage of being violated, no matter what the degree, it’s the beginning of putting up a protective shield. We’re designed to be invested in self-preservation.
It appears that for the duration of our lifetime, we’re assigned to one person to fully watch over, to love unconditionally, and bathe with constant caring and protection. We inhabit that person’s body. How else can you explain survival instincts, defense mechanisms, and pain?
These statements are excerpts from a column I wrote about Natalie and Tiffany a few years ago. Today, they know how to avoid deflating people. I’m happy for them, and am moved to help others with the same advice I gave them. I would love to hear your story!