i stood before
holding my fears in
you would not cross
the naked divide
and so i walked
Your peace is worth more than losing yourself in order to repair a fractured relationship.
When you have scars from deep hurts and you expose them to another person in the hopes of receiving compassion, and they (still) walk all over your sacrifice; walk away dear friend.
Life is full of beautiful souls who will see your scars and honour them for the battles you have been through.