Writing this piece took a tremendous amount of courage since you seek social acceptance (I’m an approval junkie as well). Fighting the well-worn behavior patterns you’ve built over time is incredibly difficult. Naming and owning it is a huge part of the healing process. You achieve that and so much more with this piece. Thanks for sharing.

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Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.

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Adrienne Parkhurst

Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.