For many years, I have taken pride in not letting people into my life. In my mind I would not get hurt and they would leave.
Yes have started to rethink pushing people away. No one person can provide everything for another. Each person provides a small piece of a puzzle that we all are.
If I begin to let people in, I can start to share those pieces and not be so alone. This is not easy and I will probably get hurt, yet even a few friends who accept me as I am are worth it.