In case you aren't familiar with him, Del Shores is a talented film director, writer, and producer. He is probably best known for his play "Sordid Lives", which later became a film, and eventually a short lived television series. It's a cult favorite, with fans (including Scarlet and myself) able to quote lines from every scene. Del Shores is also a self proclaimed codependent. We should hang out sometime.
In April, 2010 I posted a wonderful quote about codependence from one of Del's plays.
Today I came across something Del posted on Twitter earlier this year. I liked it so much I'm going to share it too:
"You don't need everyone to love you" great quote from Robb. Thanks... this codependent needed to hear that tonight!"
Madison and I have had some discussions recently about this very thing. Why do codependent people so desperately want other people to want them and to love them? Why do we worry, worry, worry about this all the time? Is it because we don't fully love ourselves? Sometimes I have to wonder if it's even possible for us to ever feel loved enough. I'm not sure it is. There's always this insecurity that the other person is going to leave us, lie to us, or love someone else more.
Way To Go, Patriots
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