1. Just because I laugh a lot … doesn’t mean I don’t take life seriously.
2. Just because I act as if I’m happy … doesn’t mean that everything is OK.
3. Just because I’m willing to forgive … doesn’t mean that you can treat me badly.
4. Just because I’m not in touch with you … doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten, or don’t care about, you.
5. Just because I am trusting and am sometimes gullible… doesn’t mean that you can lie, or take advantage of me.
6. Just because I hold back and don’t always show my feelings … doesn’t mean that I don’t feel, or can’t be hurt by you and others.
7. Just because I find it hard to say the words “I love you” … doesn’t mean that I don’t love you, or care about you.
8. Just because I am different from you in many ways … doesn’t mean that I am weird, or there’s something wrong with me.