I still have highs and lows, just like any other person. What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs, which became destructive, and the super lows, which are immediately destructive.
I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.
No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.