I once had a colleague that couldn’t spend time alone, not even in her house. She once told me she felt as she had no identity.

Whenever her husband was out, she will meet a friend or go to the gym. She had to be surrounded by people.

This was ages ago, but I never forgot her. Her way of relating to herself impressed me, negatively.

I hope that, like you, she made peace with herself (the interpretation I do is that she didn’t like herself), and learned to love herself.

It all starts with us.

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