To be strong doesn’t require you to become any less of a decent person. No human should be dismissive of others’ feelings, even your own emotions are valid for that matter. Fighting doesn’t equal to power and not asking for help reflects many things but strength.
Be not afraid of walking slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
"Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie."
The irony in this is that initially you're so keen to know what's behind their suspicious antics until you find out and that's when you wish you never knew what you already know now.
Insecurity resents being solo, it longs for warmth. Never allow it to tuck you in.