No man who loves you will make you feel as if you’re compromising yourself to be with him. Because that’s not love, that’s manipulation.
You are not an object and therefore you cannot, and never will be, “broken.”
You are enough. You are more than enough.
It’s okay to think that you deserve better, because you do. You deserve love, given without limits.
You, of all people, cannot give up. You are strong, appreciated, and have grown so much.
I’m sorry that everyone around you has bought into the lies, that they speak them as truths and use them as a compass to guide them, a manual on how to see and treat others.