I think of myself sometimes as a bird trapped in a cage. I’m so used to living inside it, even though I know it’s a cage, that even if the cage door was opened, I will still stay inside the cage.
I am madly in love with a good man.
Next week, I am going to marry another.
I have cried more tears this year than I have cried in my entire life. I have been brought so low that I cannot see a way out. I no longer trust my own judgment, my own thoughts, my own brain or heart. I used to be amazing. Now I am a mere shadow of who I used to be.
You read about stories like this. But you never understand how it could happen now, in the 21st century. You never imagine it could be you.
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