I've received many many emails and many many formspring questions as of late regarding relationships and being afraid to walk away from them, etc etc etc. And as most of you know, I've been there. I was afraid to leave even though I knew I deserved better. No one can make you take the dive. You have to make up your own mind, but I did stumble upon some of these quotes that might be able to help you along the way..
"Wait for the person who pursues you, the one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical, the kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person ; wait for the person who will be your best friend , the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else and when they smile you know they need you. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats and a tee shirt, but appreciates it when you get dressed up for them. And most of all, wait for the person who will put you up at the center of their universe, because that’s where you belong."-----------------“Don’t feel stupid for missing him, even if he treated you like shit. You still had happy memories, and you’re always going to miss them. Don’t try to replace him, cause you won’t. Just get through each day, and eventually it will get better. I promise. Eventually someone will come into your life, and whether or not you realize it, they are going to be something special to you. So don’t throw yourself at every guy you see, trying to replace him, or at least dull the memories, because you’re only going to make yourself see how hard he is to replace. Someone better will eventually come along.”-----------------"Because sometimes there is no easy way out. You just have to grin and bear it. Sometimes the only escape route is to go straight through the flames, just brace yourself and bite your lip. Sometimes you have to sever the ties clean off. Because in every relationship there comes a point when the damage is too much and no matter how good it once was, the memories can’t sustain you. You have to save yourself knowing all the while it will hurt like hell. Because you can’t keep giving someone everything if you get nothing in return."-----------------"There is a big difference in what we long for, what we settle for, and what we are meant for."-----------------“Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can’t breathe without them.” — Taylor Swift-----------------“You’ll never find the right guy, if you’re still holding onto the wrong one.”-----------------"If winning is getting up one more time than you fall down. If strength is more than muscle. If time teaches us patience. And knowledge gives us grace. Then we will go forward. Remembering the past. But never yearning for it. There is so much more to look forward to."-----------------"When there has been so much love and happiness for someone, it is natural to be reluctant to close such a wonderful chapter in our lives, for moving forward is rarely accomplished without considerable grief and sadness. And while our sorrow may be profound, the clouds will clear, and the sun will shine on us again. And in that warm, bright light we will find ourselves facing a glorious future. A future of exciting challenges and infinite possibilities, in which the horizon will stretch out before us, trimmed in the heavenly glow of the sunrise of our tomorrow." — The Prince & Me-----------------"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." - Alan Cohen
If you KNOW you deserve more than your significant other is giving you, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. If you're being mistreated, know that that is NOT what a healthy, functional relationship is all about. Keep you chin up, ladies! ♥