I want true intimacy with another, there is no doubt about that, but I am not willing to bypass any part of myself to get to someone else.
Do you consider it a failure when you have to go to the garage because you’re having car trouble? Do you feel you have failed when you go to the dentist for your yearly check-up? What about going to the gym? Do you feel like a failure when you sign up for that gym membership because you should ...
All who want to die in any given moment feel crippling disconnection... but the silence of shame and the disease of perfectionism keeps us from saying it.