Boundaries are important in every relationship. You have to still be your own person even outside the relationship.
You’re not a rebound he can get under while he gets over someone else.
But all you are to guys like him are some habit.
You say the words, ‘I love you’ and you wish you could take them back from anyone who’s heard them before because looking at her, she’s the real thing and the only person you want to spend the rest of your life loving.
You’d rather keep your thoughts or feelings to yourself than risk hurting your partner’s feelings or starting an argument.
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.
She’ll love him unconditionally thinking that’s enough.
And you did everything you possibly could, only to lose yourself trying to keep someone who was never going to be yours.
There is a difference between someone who values you and someone who simply enjoys benefits of your connection. There is a difference between someone whose heart is in the relationship, and someone who does not care enough to respect you and the bond you’ve made.
Toxic people see someone like this and they are attracted to the fact they know they can control them. And people with good hearts simply try and appease them.