Toxic people are very good at manipulating you. They may say one kind thing or act in a way but then it’s immediately followed by mistreatment.
He will get what he deserves and I’m now getting what I deserve: a successful life, without him.
My list of excuses was impressive, and used often. The excuses ranged from ‘he suffers from severe anxiety to ‘this is his first relationship so he doesn’t really know how it works.’
People love trusting people. They love to know that they can trust you with their deepest, darkest, dirtiest secret and that you will keep it safe.
Let go if you are the only one making the relationship work (or vice versa). Let go if you spend every night convincing yourself that there is something left even though the truth is there is nothing. Let go if you are the only one sending long and sweet messages and all you get as a reply is an “okay” or a thumbs up emoticon.
They remember your failures and your losses very well but they never celebrate your accomplishments with you. They find more joy in your setbacks than your comebacks.
That unattainability keeps us in the mindset that won’t let go of what could have been.
It’s unfamiliar to her but that doesn’t give you a pass to treat her less than she deserves for it.
Be with someone who is proud to have you. If someone keeps beating around the bush as far as making things official, they probably aren’t that into you and are using you.
I’m done trying to find heaven in the arms of those who make my life a living hell.