If someone is not treating you with love and respect.

If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.

— Don Miguel Ruiz

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  1. Thank you for these words. He has walked away yet again. Lord knows I wasn’t strong enough to do it and mean it, though I’ve tried. Some times I’m thankful he has walked away because he hurts me.

  2. I keep revisiting the situation with the “what ifs” thinking maybe I should have been stronger…but everyone has needs. I have learned not to keep sacrificing mine or I’ll never have the best of myself to live.

  3. Sudden connect…maybe this it why I am so afraid of every trying again. How can the other person be what I need when I settle for less out of loneliness? The fault is not with them not loving me enough or correctly, it is with me.

  4. I totally believe this to be true. I stayed in my relationship and later marriage to a very selfish man because I kept listening to the words coming from his mouth instead of using my experience of his actions to guide me. Every thing he said was what I wanted to hear but his actions were not what I wanted or deserved to experience. I let how I felt during the times that were good rule me and stayed for 7 years hoping that sooner or later his actions would match his words. Once I finally realised that there were no more nice moments any day of the week I just thought… I need to love myself more than I need him to be true to his words and love me. So i packed my bag and left. I may feel very hurt and there are days that I mourn for the loss of my dreams of a happy family but I am discovering that to love and respect myself feels a lot nicer than it does waiting for someone to mean what they say. Life is good. Life is great. To love yourself is amazing.

  5. i stayed in a relationship for 3 wonderful years, and finally when v decided to declare our love for each other in both families, his family strted insulting me sayin im nt a nice gal n dnt want a gal who roams arnd for 3 yrs n then says v r in love. while this was nt enough, they started pointing at my own status n character, while he was quitely listening to evrythng and later said me, u have to listen whatever they say…
    this is wen i took a decision to let him go… he still says he loves me but if i wanna b wid him, i need to be in his family, where they dnt respect me.
    finally chose to brk up all connections with him.
    is it the right thing i did , that is , to fight n demand for own respect n value????
    plz help……..

  6. U did vry gud..if he cnt take stand for u…sply where ur respect lies..he doesnt deserve u…throw him away from ur life..nd dnt regret for nythng..move on..b hpy..nd thnk to God for saving u from ths type of person by showing his colour before marriage..hv fun..

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