Stop over-explaining and justifying yourself. Only a few people will ever understand your journey and when they do, they'll have your back and never make you feel less, crazy or foolish. Those are the people you want to keep in your life forever.
"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back." // (I don't want to label what "the true mark of maturity" is, but this idea of empathy vs revenge is important to me.
Assumption and lack of communication are the number one relationship killers. We all perceive differently. We've lived different lives, we have different views. Understand that before getting angry at someone for not believing what you believe.
This is SO TRUE - You really don't understand it fully until it happens to you. "There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word.