I Might Be The Friend Who Hurts You, But I’ll Never Hurt You As Much As Him

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You may have friends who will tell you what you want to hear, who will tell you to do what you want even if it’s already breaking a lot of rules, or who will not say anything when you’re acts are hurting you or others. I am sorry to tell you that I’m not that friend.

I am the friend who will hurt you. I will tell you what you don’t want to hear because it’s the truth that you don’t want to face. I will keep you from doing what you want because you know it’s not right. I will stop you from doing anything to hurt yourself or someone else.

I am the friend who will tell you when someone is not right for you. I will tell you that he doesn’t love you like he says he does. I will tell you when he’s cheating on you. I will tell you when that relationship will be bad for you. I will tell you that I don’t like him.

I am the friend who will tell you to stop texting him or secretly seeing him. Despite what I said, you will do it anyway. You will ignore me and go out with friends who will allow you to see him. I will get mad and I will say something that will hurt you. I will call you names and tell you to stop what you’re doing before it’s too late.

I will tell you that I hate him. I will tell you that I don’t like you when you’re with him – that he turns you into a different person. Being the stubborn girl that you are, you won’t listen. You fall in love with him. You give him all your time and your efforts.

Since you won’t listen to me, I let you do what you want. I let you love him with all of your heart, even when I know he doesn’t deserve it. He doesn’t deserve someone as awesome as you. In the end, he hurts you deeply. You come running into my arms and tell me everything I already expected him to do. I will comfort you, but I will still tell you that I told you so.

After a while, he will come around again. He will apologize and will want to get back together with you. I will be against it, and you want to give in.

At this point, I will hurt you again. I would rather hurt you over and over, that you let him hurt you that much again. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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