Be yourself. if you water yourself down to please people or to fit in or to not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom and the joy of being uniquely you. it's muc easier to love yourself when you are being yourself.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I appreciate this quote so much. I can't even explain how true this has proved to be. Just be patient if you're going through a time of absence with someone you love.
Drugs and alcohol make pain bearable for now but the addition can hurt so much more. We need to face your pain head on and sober so that you won't need to numb your pain in the future. Social use of drugs and alcohol can quickly turn into an addiction.