Dear Diary,

“You’ve changed”. A statement I’ve heard recently that I can’t get over.  Change shouldn’t always be viewed as a negative aspect. Change can be beautiful. I love the change that can’t be seen with the visual eye. Some people think that being a strong person means that someone is physically strong. Strength comes in many forms and I had to become stronger mentally. Verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse, and I’m grateful for change because I found the strength to never go back to someone who has broken me. I recently left a toxic relationship, and I am not that same fragile girl anymore. I changed for the better.


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