Not everyone will love all parts of us.
And in thinking that, we may feel the need to turn down the switch on a part of us because it is “too much” for the other person. And we think, maybe after they get to know us better, we can dial it back up.
And sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t.
You are an adult, and it is your choice to approach new relationships like this.
But know – you are dialing back who you are not because you are too much but because the other person does not have the capacity to accept you fully.
You may want to continue building those relationship and that is your right, but also seek conversations with people who are open to receiving all of you. Your too much is just right in their spaces.
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