There's milestones in healing where 
people who've manipulated you 
lose their grip. You'll see the ways 
they tried to keep you small 
when you were growing. 
You'll stop trying to get them
to see you because that old you 
is no longer there & the new you 
doesn’t need their approval.

You will be criticized by people 
who are afraid of who you will be 
on the other side of your healing. 
Heal anyway.

(Nate Postlethwait)