Excuses. Protection. Guilt. These are some of the simple words that describe what someone in an abusive relationship does. Excuses are made for their abusers behavior. "He had a rough day." Protection and excuses go hand in hand. "He's a great dad, he would never harm his kids." A sense of guilt is there because the abuser has made it clear that everything is the victims fault. The victim no matter what tries to make it all better. She will avoid certain things not to "trigger" him. The walking on eggshells happens more and more frequently. Verbal abuse escalates to physical abuse. Hiding scars becomes the new norm. Most of the time she has "I can fix this/him syndrome."
In a world full of frauds be an authentic! Society has made it so easy to be "fake happy" or if it wasn't posted online it never happened. Not everything needs to be put out there. It's ok to have privacy and do things that the world doesn't need to see. Seeking for validation...from who? For what? The number of likes doesn't make you a better a person. It's ok to do you without having to worry about who likes what you're doing or who doesn't like what you're doing. Everyone has highs and lows in life that's part of life but it doesn't all need to be put on front street.