unknown to those who do not know them well - they hold themselves to an even higher standard than they do others - which is nothing less than the standard of perfection and internalize failure in a deep and hidden way." This me!
I had to be strong without you, because you were my strength and you left me. I was strong right after you left, but I grew weaker and weaker without you. You kept hurting me and tearing me down after you left.