I felt insignificant in my marriage. My ex used the words, I, me and my with everything. Not us. Not we. Not ours. It did not matter that I was right there with him creating a home. Every step of the way. He took all the credit. It hurt me beyond the telling of it. But I tried. It always fell on deaf ears.
After I left my marriage, I had some people point out that I used the word sorry all the time. All the time. I would reply with, “I’m sorry.” It took me a while to break that habit.
I started to realize just how much damage my marriage had on my self-worth. I was lost. But not completely. The old me was still there. Screaming! I realized this after I was out on my own. That the strong woman was always there, she was just dormant.
Yes, I was saying sorry a lot and for things I did not need to be sorry for. There it is! Why do we apologize for keeping it real? Why do we apologize for being ourselves? Why do we apologize for standing up for ourselves? Why?
No more! Those days are done. I will not apologize for standing up! I will not apologize for having my own opinion. I will not apologize for keeping it real. I’ve found out just what I’m made of. There’s not one person on this planet that can make you feel worthless, unless you let them. Never apologize for having a backbone.