These scars do not diminish my worth. These scars are not unattractive, deal-breaking pieces of baggage. These scars do not make me a bad partner. These scars are not a reason to stay away.
She might look at herself and hold onto to a lot of baggage from her past but when she meets the right person they teach her other people’s problems aren’t hers to carry so heavy and she never deserved to be their emotional punching bag.
“You’re the most anxious person I have ever dated.”
I have started pretending that I don’t notice. I never wanted to play pretend. But now I am forced to play a game that I never wanted to play for the sake of guarding what is left of my dignity when it comes to you.
Instead of second guessing what you are doing wrong in your relationship, you might want to make sure you are actually in the wrong first.
They try to make you feel bad for doing what you want.
You never have to compete with anyone – and a healthy partner would never want anyone who they truly love and cherish to feel like they’re competing with anybody anyway.
I love myself. Truly and always, I love myself. And for the first time in a long time, I am putting myself first.
You can’t manipulate someone into wanting you. You can’t manipulate someone into appreciating you even if you’re great — even if you’re the best.
A manipulator is sufficient at placing the blame on anyone else besides themselves. In fact, they’re so good at it that they’ll have you almost certain that you’re the problem.