I'm Sorry I'm Pushing You Away, It's Just Easier

It just seems to be easier that way. I don't have to explain why certain things upset me or why I feel the way I do.


I have a tendency to either try to or successfully push people away when things get bad. It's one of my biggest flaws.

I try my best not to do it, but it always ends up happening. I always tell myself that they want to be here and they want to help me, but it never works. I end up shutting them out and trying to deal with things alone. It just seems to be easier that way. I don't have to explain why certain things upset me or why I feel the way I do.

I've managed to push away a lot of people I care about, but I know that the people I haven't been able to push away are here to stay for good. I hate that I do it, but no matter how hard I try, I can't escape it. It's just one of those things that never fully seems to go away.

It's a horrible thing, and to anyone I've pushed away, I'm sorry. I don't want to, but at the same time, it's all I want to do. I don't want to put my problems on other people when I know they have things to deal with on their own. I know that people want to help me, but for some reason, I just can't bring myself to let them. That mindset was the downfall of a super important friendship in my life, and now we barely even talk. All because I didn't want to be selfish and put my problems on them, even though it really isn't selfish.

I know I'm not the only person struggling with this. It's something a lot of people go through. Whether it be for a short amount of time or something they deal with their entire life. I can't offer much advice, but I can offer this. Find someone who you're comfortable with opening up to. Talk to them, let them in, and no matter what, don't try to push them away. If you can find that one person everything is easier.

You won't feel so alone. You won't feel so burdened with the weight of what's going on in your life once you share it with someone. Things will get easier and you'll find yourself being more comfortable with talking to more people. I have my person who I share everything with and then I have people I only share certain things with.

I know it's scary to open up. It makes you feel vulnerable, but once it's off of your chest, things feel lighter. I'm still working on this myself. You aren't alone in anything you go through, no matter how alone you may feel. There will always be someone willing to listen and offer advice, but you have to make the first step in taking it. Don't brush it off and say you're fine when the people who love you know you're hurting.

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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