This was such an insightful read, Alana. I went through a similar rough time myself, and I can’t imagine all the people I hurt in the process. Along with understanding why people hurt us, I think we should also understand why we hurt people when we do.
Yes I agree with you completely…when we have been that way to others it is easier to see it in them and it’s also good to reflect on what we’ve done in our lives that did not serve us or other people. I often reflect on my behaviour and actions towards others… I know when I’m hurting I can still hurt people and I get to be very cognizant of how I show up.