Pretending Bad Stuff Isn't Happening
Think about the people you love: Are they the ones with the Betty Draper smiles plastered on at every given moment? Or are they the ones who are brave enough to be real, to be vulnerable, and to sometimes say, "Things are hard right now, but I am trying"? It's okay to be a little messy; it's okay if everything's not always fine, fine, fine. In fact, it's actually a sign of emotional maturity to be able to admit everything isn't perfect.