Be weary of those who do not fight for you; for those who do not show up in your hour of need; for those who do not check in on you when you grow tired; or those who would rather turn away than do the hard work to stay connected.
But, likewise, be weary of your own judgement of them, your condemnation.
In an ideal world the right people will show up for you, they'll make their care known, they'll be there for you even when you're acting out or you can't even form a word.
In an ideal world the right people will celebrate your successes and hold your hand when things get messy.
In an ideal world, they won't also be hurting - they won't also be struggling, they won't also be trying to overcome internal hardship which leaves them distrustful, sceptical and protective.
In an ideal world they'll be able to hold your hand when you need it and in an ideal world you'll be able to see why they sometimes can't and you'll keep on loving each other instead of growing apart.
Your life, your choice!
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