The strong people.
April 18, 2010"You are the strongest person I know."
"If there's anyone who can handle a situation like this, I know that you can."
"You will come out of this even stronger, just like you always do".
"You will channel it into artistic expression."
Even from those whom I have been acquainted with for years, these are the comments I get, over and over again.
This is precisely one of the reasons why I miss kitten so much. Even though he considered me to be an incredibly "strong" person, he never relied on my "strength" to assert for my eventual well-being. He actually treated me like someone that needed caring for, concern for, and emotional support, which he always readily gave to me.
Everyone else? Well, they all know I'll just eventually be "okay". It's what's expected of me.