A Short Collection of Truths Your Mom Should Have Taught You

Updated: Nov 4, 2021



Family


Some moms care more about their image than they care about their children.


Blood is not always thicker than water. Sometimes it’s much thinner.


Not all moms know how to love.


Boundaries are necessary for all healthy relationships, including family relationships.


You don’t owe your mom a good opinion of her.


Family isn’t everything.


You don’t owe your mom a relationship with her.



Conflict


It’s okay to say no.


Conflict is a normal part of life.


Some people will always be committed to misunderstanding you.


It’s okay to feel angry. It’s not okay to hurt other people when you feel angry.


Some people will never say sorry because they are, in fact, not sorry.


You can forgive and still walk away.


Closure is more a myth than it is a reality.



Mental Health


It’s okay to cry.


Healing is not linear.


Mental illness is not something to be ashamed of.


Your feelings are valid. No one gets to tell you how you should feel.


Sometimes feeling uncomfortable is actually a good thing. Growth and change are very rarely comfortable.


Your mom’s happiness is not your responsibility.



Love & Relationships


Love is a verb.


True love does exist.


You don’t need to have a monogamous marriage - or a marriage at all - to live a happy, fulfilled life.


Friendship is one of the top things our society highly undervalues.


A partner’s insecurity shouldn’t cost you your freedoms, friendships, or privacy.


Not all relationships are meant to last. Some relationships are better off ended.


It’s better to be alone by yourself than to be alone with someone else.


Sexual you is not bad you.


Divorce is not failure.



Work & Success


Work will not love you back.


Your grades, GPA, job, title…These things do not define you.


Healthcare is a human right.


No one regrets working less on their deathbed.


The more money you have, the harder it gets to know who truly loves you for you.


It’s not only okay to make time for rest, it's crucial.



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