Sometimes you have to sit in the pain for a minute or two before you start to see some progress. The process isn’t always fun, but the results will be gold.
When you come to a point where you are as excited about the process as you are the prize, that’s when you know that you’ve arrived.
I was aware of her traumatic childhood. I was also aware of how it had impacted her life. Her father was extremely abusive to her mother and to the family. In fact, she bore a small scar near her eye from a brick that her father had flung at her when she was little. Her experiences caused her to be abrasive in her interactions at times. She could be distrusting of people and it took a while to gain her trust.