Real self-respect is knowing what’s worth standing up for, but it’s also knowing that being confrontational rarely gets you what you want.
Putting myself first is not selfish. Looking in the mirror and recognizing my beauty is not shallow. Cutting people out of my world who don’t deserve a second of my time is not bitchy.
You own your faults. You aren’t afraid to share your weaknesses or admit that you have them because you know you are so much more than what you lack.
What makes a strong woman is her ability to control the narrative of what is happening in the relationship. While the other girl allows a man to control exactly how she acts or responds.
Her goals and dreams are what motivate her to get up in the morning. She needs someone who is going to respect what she does, respect what she wants to do and be there cheering her on when she does it.
Because he realized who he has left behind now. He wants you back.
And the minute you stop tolerating and buying into every excuse and giving them chances they are going to go away. Because they don’t have it in them to try even a little and you deserve a whole lot.
I’m slowly learning to say I love you to myself and realizing what that actually means. I’m just sorry it took so long to get there.
I want to believe this isn’t just another thing to write off as I add your name to a long list of those who have hurt me. I don’t want you to be on that list.
They are a reflection of how you are loving you.