For the past couple of days I've been feeling awful. Awful because I don't feel anything. And I don't understand it.
I've thought about it, and I think I know one of the reasons why I don't feel anything, and why I feel awful about it.
Because when I feel something, and I try to talk about it with certain people, I get shut down.
Because when I express my feelings and thoughts, my problems "could be worse." They "aren't as bad as what happened to me yesterday." My feelings and thoughts are "lacking perspective," "missing the point."
Because when I try and ask for help, I'm "doing really well already."
Stop ignoring me.
Stop comparing my problems to yours or to other people's.
Stop disregarding the fact that there are things in my life that are painful, things that break and re-break my heart, things that I feel I have lost.
Stop treating me like I don't matter. Because I matter just as much as you do.
Stop telling me that you'll be there for me and then yelling at me, ignoring me, or belittling me when I come to you.
Just stop it.
Take me seriously. It's the least that you can do. Honestly, it's not like I ask for much -- it's not like I ask for anything. Ever.
Maybe all of this is selfish. And it kind of is. You know what, though? I spend so much of my time worrying about other people and helping them, so much so that my own issues, my homework, my life, gets neglected. Why? Because I care. I make time.
But really. I am doing the best that I can. My heart is broken. I am broken right now. And I'm doing the best I know how to fix it.
When are you going to realize that?