Validation; to authenticate, verify, prove.
I often look for validation from the people closest to me. Maybe it’s because there isn’t enough self love here so I look for someone else to fill that void. I’ve never been one to need it from strangers but when it comes to the ones closest to me I need it more than I’d like to admit. I find that with my family as much as I care what they think of me I know they kind of have to stick around. Where as the need for validation is more intense with my closest friends because they can leave me behind. What if I’m too emotional? What if I’m too sensitive? What if they see all my flaws? What if they can’t handle it? I need to stop temporarily filling that void with validation from others and permanently fill it with love for me, myself, & I.