Today’s Phrase That Pays Goes To…

A Wrinkle In Time star Reese Witherspoon on leaving a past abusive relationship:

“A line got drawn in the sand and it got crossed, and my brain just switched and I knew it was going to be very difficult but I just couldn’t go any further. But it was profound, and I was young. Really young. I couldn’t ever be the person I am today — I was a different person, too. It changed who I was on a cellular level, the fact that I stood up for myself….Leaving those situations [isn’t] easy because it’s wrought with self-doubt, particularly if someone damages your self-esteem. People say to me that knew me then, ‘You’re a completely different person.’ I didn’t have self-esteem, you know? And I’m a different person now. It’s part of why I can stand up and say, ‘Yes, I’m ambitious’ — because someone tried to take that from me before.”

 

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