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.
You are the woman who forgives, who loves, who cares unconditionally. There is nothing wrong with that; in fact, your forgiving heart is beautiful. But you must also protect yourself, too.
A year ago, I was in a long-term relationship with a handsome emotional vampire who had cool tattoos and an empty bank account.
I want to be with someone who makes me a better person and who makes me want to be an even better person.
You don’t have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn’t leave right away.