Breaking up with Guilt

I've decided to break up with guilt. Guilt has never been nice to me or treated me right, it has never made me feel loved or special, or validated or empowered. It has always expected me to be absolutely perfect in every way at all times, and nags me relentlessly when it feels that I have been less than perfect. It mistreats me in a very similar way to the dysfunction of my childhood, and it's time for me to go my own way. Sorry guilt, it's over between us. Have a nice life.
I'll be over here enjoying mine to the fullest, and not feeling bad about it! I'll sleep in late when I need rest, and let my kids stay up as late as they want to finish that book or project, and I'll buy my kids a brand new dress just because they love it, and maybe even one for myself now and then, and I'll take them to every fun place I can think of any time we can, and we'll eat ice cream for breakfast if we want to, and we'll stay home and watch movies all day when we feel like it, and we'll have a great time doing it all, and you can't come, because you always spoil the fun...

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