The beautiful thing is that now when I say “I’m fine” and you say “I don’t believe you”
I can walk away.
Because it’s not my business to explain your behaviour to you anymore.
It’s not your business to probe.
It’s not my business to relent and sugar coat the pain of trying to explain why I react the way I react.
It IS my business to recognise the old toxic patterns. To walk away. To reflect. To realise that we are two people who will never change around each other.
Except…maybe I am changing. Because I just walked away.