Instead of criticizing your partner, remind yourself of all of the things you appreciate about them, and share those things with them.
I’m not encouraging you to be selfish or shallow. But put yourself first, most of the time.
Let’s love out loud. Together. Every chance we get. It’s worth a try, right?
Stepping back and changing my attitude towards myself first allowed me to calm down. I could then, in turn, be more trusting toward my husband and move forward communicating more openly.
But, brave girl, you decided to stay.
I’m finally learning that it doesn’t have to be a sad story with no destination. I’m finally learning that I can still change the ending. I can still make it a happy one.
People live and die by their stories. But their stories don’t have to become yours. What you buy into is yours. If their story doesn’t match yours, don’t buy into it. Smile and walk away.
YOU are the facilitator of your world, your experiences, your change, and your non change.
Most toxic people leave behind a trail of drama because negativity fuels their identity. It’s an exhausting way to live. And if you hang around long enough, they will draw you in.
The first boy you love isn’t necessarily going to love you back. But that doesn’t mean your love was not worth it.