I am self-sacrificing and accommodating to a fault…because, deep down, I realized, I feel (and had been told my entire childhood) that I don’t deserve to be cared for, loved, valued, considered – but I do have to do all of those things and more for everyone else.

Everyone except myself can have needs and deserve to be well and taken care of, while I am just the dirt on the floor that gets in the way and apologizes for its existence.