Thought Catalog

Relationships

The most shameful part of this relationship, for me, is how I begun to crave him and the tumult he brought into my life. I was broken down to the point that I took blame for everything.

I was once in a relationship that seemed positive and supportive at first. It began with a steaming pile of promises right up front. These promises included loving me forever (after knowing me for less than six months) and wanting to have children together (before even living together). It was my entire future wrapped in a button-up.

Let her know how supportive you are, that there’s no gender when it comes to being a cheerleader for the person you care about. Have her back the way she has yours. Be in the front row, cheering and clapping her every success.