“I’ve always been the good girl.
I try so hard to do everything right and not screw up.
Caroline, do you know how exhausting that is? I think you do; that’s why I’m writing to you.
I’m a grand perfectionist; I’m never worthy enough. I am super hard on myself, with very high expectations. I feel guilty about so much of what I do and say.
All my life I’ve been good at offering help to others, but I don’t want to ask for or accept help myself. If I am able to do it on my own, then I should, right?
But I’m so tired.