The next time you encounter a "difficult person," recall that inside of them is a child desperate for approval who never felt seen. A soul desperate for affection that never felt cared for. A heart desperate for recognition that never felt appreciated. And a voice desperate for acknowledgment that never felt heard. For a difficult person is simply an unhealed person, and so view them with compassion, as you would a small child that is desperate for validation because they never felt loved or are incapable of loving themselves.
Words by Tahlia Hunter
Artwork by Jeanie Tomanek