5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Settle For Less Than The Love You Deserve


There are a lot of reasons you deserve better than what you’ve been accepting. I phrase it that way because, let’s face it: We accept the love we think we deserve.

So, if you’re getting shitty versions of “love,” then it’s most likely because you don’t value yourself enough. If you do value yourself and find yourself with someone not treating you the way you deserve: leave them. It’s quite simple actually.

1. You are human.

Yep. Pretty basic rule to start. But it’s true. You are human, thus you deserve respect. You should give respect and receive it. From anyone and everyone.

2. We’re all in this together.

We are all the same. Regardless of skin color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political opinions, etc. You’re stuck with us. All of us. Might as well act like we’re on the same team. Because we are. And it’s stupid to fight each other. So, don’t waste time with someone who doesn’t value you.

3. You are WORTHY of love.

Seriously. You deserve love. I’m talking to you. Give love to someone. The more the better, honestly. The ones who return with love belong in your life. Give them more love. Cut the rest out. Ain’t nobody got time for people not full of love.

4. We need each other.

You are needed. Your family needs you. Your friends need you. Hell, even I need you. Believe that. Because it’s true. Since we need each other, we might as well love each other. Make sure you are being loved appropriately.

5. Mutually beneficial relationships.

Don’t get used. Don’t use other people. It’s pretty simple.
Engage in relationships that both parties want. If you are not providing what the other person needs, reassess your place in the relationship. If they are not providing what you need in the relationship, ask for it or leave.

Some of you are probably thinking: That’s really just one point you broke into five. Well, you’re right. It pretty much is. But you read it. And I needed to drive the point home.

Love yourself. Love others. Trust me – You deserve love. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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