I’ve been through my share of betrayals.I know I’m not alone. All of us have been let down, and consequently hurt by other people. These people were family, friends, lovers or someone we were close to.

I had built a wall around myself as a result of these bad experiences. I refused to let people in. If I don’t let them in, they can’t hurt me. However, I’ve realised that I was wrong. If you don’t trust people, you save yourself from hurt. But you deny yourself the experiences of love, friendship and social connections.

If you’re like me, maybe it’s time to stop hiding. Yes, you were hurt. But you cannot use that as an excuse forever. It’s time to deal with it. You’re hurting yourself further by not allowing yourself to open your heart. Do not punish yourself for the pain someone else caused you.

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