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Mental Health

When It Comes to My Own Pain, I Count Via Cat Math

“You’re doing an awful lot for other people. I want to make sure you’re getting something out of it. The last thing I want to do is see you burn out,” I say.

“The same for you,” she says.

“Oh, don’t worry about me,” I reply. “I don’t count. I’m not a person.”

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Mental Health

I Can’t Be Brave Enough for Both of Us

I can be brave for me, and I can help you be brave for you. But I can’t be brave enough for both of us. I wish I could feel things for you that you’re not ready, willing, or able to feel. And vice versa.

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