III — Much Better —
The Growth Begins
Initially — after I crashed and burned — things down- between us, I realized something that should have been obvious decades earlier! I was caught in a mindset of “tit vs. tat” — as in: “yes, what I did was wrong, But what you did to me justified my destructive response at you”.
I began to explore the hurt that I had caused, and how I had been very, very wrong over our entire relationship. (Immaterial — in these moments, was what, if anything, you’d done to me.)