I plead with you not to dim the light of the truth that you have immense worth. If you are working to recover from emotional exhaustion, you must keep your bulb lit and never let it go out or allow others to put it out.
Too often we teach our children to be kind one to another, and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the same cloth; it is impossible to demonstrate one without declaring the other.
When you take the risk of opening up to others and begin to share who you are with someone you learn to trust, you are on your way to emotional wholeness.