Sometimes I find it hard to believe how much progress I have made over the years since being diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I have two things that have happened over the past few days that I want to talk about.
Dave received a Facebook message from someone I have not been friends with for nearly 3 years a few evenings ago. I have spoken about this person. She was one of my bridesmaids when Dave and I got married. But when I was at my lowest, she made my life even worse. She made me feel guilty, didn't respect my boundaries and only cared about herself.
I made the decision that I did not want or need this person in my life. So I was surprised to find out this person messaged Dave acting as if nothing was wrong, asking how we were and congratulating us as she (somehow) knew I was pregnant.
Dave worried so much how I would react that he got in touch with my sister. She reassured Dave that I am stronger then a lot of people realise.
My first response when Dave told me was to laugh. I can honestly say that I have not once missed the friendship. I questioned the motives behind her getting in touch in the first place. Plus, the message acted if nothing had happened when it was quite the opposite.
Dave and I both agreed to ignore the message and that he would block her on Facebook. I am so happy with the people in my life. My family have always been amazing. I have the nicest and supportive friends. I didn't see the point in trying to be friends with someone who made me more ill and turned out to be an awful friend when I needed them the most.
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What a lovely, positive post 🙂 It is so nice to read how much things have changed, and how far you have come on your journey. I can relate so much in terms of the avoiding certain situations, and going over situations over and over in my mind-in some of my worst times this was an every day occurrence for me. It just goes to show that people really can gain back control of their lives. And well done you for refusing to have toxic or negative people in your life! Great post 🙂
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Thank you! x
Loved this post. X
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Thank you so much x