Hi Amy,

Your response means so much to me. It was extremely difficult to hit ‘send’ when I published this article — knowing that it has such an impact on you confirms again that it was the right thing to do. I feel that a lot of healing came from writing ths and accepting the feedback that came with it. It helped me truly see the abuse and not just the side of Jamie I wanted to believe in. I am sad that another human being who I cared for so much treated me that way and it has been easier to move on since then. Jamie is no longer in my life and I know that is the healthiest path forward. I’ve learned that it is important for me to create better boundaries so I can still love someone, but not let them affect me on that level. I refuse to be hardened by this — I will continue loving people with a full heart and I will never give my power away away like that again! Lesson learned :)

Blessings,

Alana

Educator| Life Coach | Writer. Empowering Others to Embrace Faith, Self-Worth, Joy, Peace & Freedom. Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/wakeupjoyful

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