I Don’t Do Petty (Updated)

I see a lot of folks who try to “get back” at the people who’ve hurt them by using social media. They put folks “on blast”, reveal all of their secrets (which is super dirty if you’ve been close friends and shared things you’ve never, ever, EVER shared with anyone else on the planet), and basically “trash” them as far and as wide as possible. Social Media reaches so many people that those types of posts go viral before you know it and that can ruin and sometimes end lives. So, here’s my stance on this behavior…

“I don’t “do” petty. I don’t “do” revenge. I don’t “do” putting folks on blast. I don’t “do” telling all the secrets you’ve shared with me, even though in valley of my hurt, I’ve considered it. Seriously considered it. But I’ve learned that one betrayal shouldn’t be followed by another. I’ve learned that the callous, insensitive, and sometimes cruel actions of people who’ve claimed to love me and broke me down so low I became physically ill once it was revealed to me, does not define me or my destiny. So, what I will do is pray for you. I will wish you well. I will make sure that I don’t play a role in your downfall or demise. Life will take care of that. However I will cut you out of my life and never look back no matter much you’ve meant to me. I love too purely to waste it on anyone who uses, manipulates, and/or mistreats me. And once you’ve been put in that box, you’ll never get back into my heart.” @liane_elizabeth

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Liane Elizabeth

Liane Elizabeth is a lover of all things creative, unique, spiritual, breathtaking, and beautiful. She is a writer, poet, songwriter, singer, and an unapologetic champion of the underdog. She believes in Jesus, mental health advocacy and education, social justice, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and a little thing called “the pursuit of happiness”. Be My Unique chronicles her journey as she lives with her mental health issues, provides support and guidance for her daughter's mental health diagnoses and challenges, and her struggle to find and celebrate her authentic, unique voice in this world of copycats and clones. It exists to share her story with all her triumphs and tragedies, while she searches to find, embrace, and live her truth. But to support and encouragement as Black mothers and daughters navigate the intricacies of their unique relationships with the added hurdles of mental illness. Ultimately, it’s her desire to share with kindred souls as she works to become the best version of herself.

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