Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me it’s in the past, that I need to let it go.
Because the past has the sneaky habit of intruding on the present.

Don’t tell me what I feel is wrong.
Because what I feel is coming from a real place and there’s a reason for it.

Don’t tell me I need religion and God (your idea of God anyway).
Because religion fucked me up in more ways than one.

Don’t tell me that life will get better if I just have faith that it will.
Because you can’t see into my future.

Don’t tell me you understand exactly how I feel.
Because you couldn’t possibly know. You have no idea.

Don’t tell me I don’t need therapy.
Because therapy is helping me deal with deep seated pain and trauma.

Don’t tell me I don’t need medication.
Because that medication is helping to keep me relatively sane.

Don’t tell me I’m overreacting.
Because in that moment I can’t think straight.

Don’t tell me you love me.
Because you’re not capable of real love.

Just leave me alone.

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12 thoughts on “Don’t Tell Me

  1. I don’t think we ever ‘overreact’. It’s my belief we are reacting appropriately to whatever situation we are in. To react is emotionally healthy. I think the rest of the world could learn a thing or two from us. Far too many people are emotionally repressed and find other, often dangerous, outlets for their emotions. We let them out. We are in touch with our emotions, not afraid of them and releasing them is healthy

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      1. am I correct in assuming this comes from your father? I hope you can one day learn to love your father from an emotional distance. I had to learn to do this with my mother because I was not living my life as she thought would make me happy. When we straightened that out, things became much more comfortable. Hugs

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        1. You’re correct. There’s unfortunately no “straightening it out” with him. Believe me, I’ve tried. You can’t straighten things out with a narcissist. I’m glad things became more comfortable for you. 🙂

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