“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."
- Mark Twain
This is so true for so many relationships in my past. The noncommittal, communicative failures who would ignore your text for hours and when they gave me attention it was to emotionally mess with me.
Your friends tell you to leave him, he's not worth your time and you deserve so much better. You can have big long talks and nod your head, knowing full well how right they are. But then we talk to the guy, and he charms us back into loving him, disarming us of all our good points and angry thoughts and practice dialogues. We become trapped again.
Things are great for a couple of days, and he treats you like a queen. But it sours, like it always does, and you return to your friends with the complaints they've heard over and over.
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It's easy enough to say "Know your worth!" or "Find someone you deserve!" but when feelings run deep for someone it's hard just to let go. Here's the reality though, you will always be trapped if you don't accept that this is not what love is, and love is what you deserve. Love is not setting yourself up with false hope, it's not waiting for the other person to smarten up and start treating you better. You're in a mind game, not in love.
So listen to those friends, and resolve to end this torrid love affair once and for all. Cut the ties (especially the social media ties) and move on.
Have you ever been trapped with an unworthy man? How did you resolve to end it? Share your stories with us!
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