The Humble Portrait - Virginia - Paulino

The Humble Portrait - Virginia

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"What is the most important lesson that you have learned in recent years?"

"I would say the most important lesson is that not everything is your fault. In the past few years, my grandfather passed away, my parents split up, and I blamed myself even though it logically couldn't be my fault. Following that, I ended up being diagnosed with clinical depression and general anxiety. I blamed myself for that. Then, to top it all off, I stopped eating enough, which caused my medications for the other conditions not to work. I couldn't find anyone to blame, so I blamed myself, and in recovery I've realized how important it is not to do that; it's unhealthy and inaccurate."