Understand that they are your ex now for a reason – even if they are still in your life some way, they are now more a part of your past than your present.
24. Sent me an album of her with the guy she dumped me for in all the places I took her.
Romantic connections are becoming more and more ephemeral. Its making relationships feel more disposable than ever.
How dare you be kind enough to give, but smart enough to recognize when it has not been reciprocated?
Shame has been such an intense part of the abusive relationships that I have found myself in, and perhaps is the most common theme woven between them. I have felt ashamed of not speaking up and being more firm about ‘no’, ashamed at feeling guilty for pursuing things in my life that enrich me and which I love passionately.
1. You pee with the door open.
Abuse is slow and methodical and incessant, like a dripping kitchen faucet.
It’s not the kind of love where you fall fast and out of nowhere.
I’d rather stitch myself back together than never know how it feels to come apart for someone wonderful.
A girl can dream though, right?