One of the toughest things you’ll ever have to do is be open and vulnerable when you’re already hurt.
It’s even tougher when you have to tell the person who caused the hurt that— well—it’s kind of it’s their fault.
Okay, maybe that’s just me.
But it’s hard.
I remember my dad once told me, “The number one mistake people make is assuming. You can’t just assume people know something. Because sometimes, they really don’t.”
And I’ve made the terrible and stubborn mistake of doing this exact same thing.
I assumed the person knew how I was feeling without even opening my mouth.
Even if that person did know and pretended they didn’t—
it still isn’t my place to assume.
But it is my place to address.
So I’ve fixed my mistake.
I said it, even when it was hard.
But saying it was the best thing I could have done.
Even if just for myself.