I have lived with Me for…well, my whole life. Although we shared the same bed, the same toothbrush, the same lovers, even the same skin, I never took the time to get to know the real Me. Not until a tragic event made it necessary, and I must admit, I didn't like everything I discovered. The real Me and I share many of the same likes and dislikes, and at first I thought that we could be friends. However, the more I learned about Me, the more things I found that I truly disliked.
This presented a major problem because I could not simply walk away from Me and make a new friend. Unfortunately, Me, Myself, and I are conjoined, not as triplets, but as one. I had no choice, no other options; I had to live with Me and in order to do this, one of us had to change.
It was almost immediately apparent that I would be the one to make most, if not all, necessary changes. If it were left up to Me, nothing would ever change, so I took charge of the situation. I tried to look at myself through the eyes of others and see Me as they might. When I did, I was surprised at how hard it was on Me and seriously considered quitting before inflicting any more pain. Nevertheless, I continued on slowly so that now, four years later, I have gained some knowledge that I would like to share with you.
A big problem that I had to overcome was my unconscious belief that the most important persons were: ME, MYSELF, and I.
The most important rule for living alone: learn to like yourself and become your own best friend.
For Me, this is all still a work in progress.