(CO: decided to answer this one myself, this is a position ive often found myself in.
the best decision i personally have made was to explain slowly. if you dont feel ready to open up, you dont have to. you can just explain that you have had a history of emotional abuse and therefore things can affect you. maybe explain you need reassurance, ask him to be patient and to communicate calmly with you. if he presses on, just explain that you need to have some time to open up at your pace. he should respect that.
in my experience, its honestly the best thing to do, and it has gotten me so much support from my s.o. and i feel honestly well cared for and not rushed at all. the first thing i did though was also explain how to manage any issues i might have (insecurity, panic attacks, etc) so they dont feel at a total loss of what they should do. slowly but surely, no rush, take your time, and sometimes its best to take it easy and slow so they also dont feel overwhelmed.)
Woof woof! Distance yourself from her again. Explain you don’t want to continue the friendship, and keep yourself safe. If harassment begins, contact an adult (should you be underage) or a counselor, and if things get too extreme, report to the authorities.
Corgi wants to tell you that they are very proud of you coming so far in recovery and for working to get better. Great job!
Woof woof! There really isn’t a perfect timing to break up with someone. However, there’s times where it’s probably inappropriate, such as doing it publicly and such.
It’s best to be honest with him, and explain you don’t feel as strongly as he does. He might try to push, but if you’re sure about this decision, there’s no reason to back down. It’s okay to not return people’s feelings, everyone is different.
Woof woof! You are not a nuisance, and Corgi definitely cares. Is there something that sparked these feelings (perhaps a traumatic event or something similar)?
Woof woof! The best you can do is show support to those who are experiencing said police brutality- it pays to show you care.
There isn’t much of anything you can do other than stay informed. Know your rights, know where you stand, and know what your duties as a citizen are. Make sure to keep to them, keep a clean record, and just basically live honestly.
The rest is honestly beyond your control. Do the best you can, and the rest is up to everybody else. Don’t overwhelm yourself and if you feel too scared, see a professional for help.
Woof woof! The best way is to make sure you understand as much as you can everything about trichotillomania. Stay informed, gather as much information as you can, and then write out what you want to say.
Sometimes parents understand, and that’s wonderful! Other times, they don’t. This doesn’t make it your fault in any way, you are reaching out for help, and that’s important and incredibly brave of you.
Woof woof! Thank you! Corgi will take note of this.