Love is a crazy thing. It’s something that everyone urges to feel but sometimes to the point where they become ‘blind’. People who are ‘love blind’ focus so much on the love portion of the relationship and the idea that someone is with them at all times and showing them affection, that they don’t allow themselves to see the other person for who they really are. They limit themselves to only seeing the good within their partner, and dismiss the bad as more normal, leading them to heartbreak and sometimes-even hospitals. Love is blind but you owe it to yourself to be treated with respect.
It is not a bad thing to search for and focus on the goodness within your partner, but when there is verbal or physical abuse involved, it’s time to keep your eyes open and move on from the situation. You don’t deserve to be lied to, manipulated, hurt or put down, and someone who really loves you would never do these things to you. I find that most time people let the fear of being alone affect their decisions on the people that they date. They lower their standards so much so that they can feel complete within themselves but at the same time, they are dragging themselves through more pain and suffering because of the people they are with.
No one ever gets tired of loving, and loving and having someone love you is one of the best feelings in the world! But is it worth lowering yourself and who you are as a person? Is it worth going backwards on your journey to success? Is it worth all of the pain and heartache form waiting around, being lied too and constantly having to apologize for things you never did? Being alone is not as bad as it seems, and it certainly better than being with the wrong person.
There is someone out there for everyone, maybe you have to get out there and explore the world to find this person like me, but I know that there are people meant for everyone of us. Allow yourself the alone time to get to fully know yourself, your values, your morals, your path to success; and then you will meet someone whose ideas and journey are very similar to yours. Don’t put yourself through the lies and the manipulation and the pain, you are only bringing yourself down and it will only continue to hurt you both mentally and physically the longer you are with these people. Your relationship should never make you tired and should only help you to continue growing into the best version of yourself.
If you feel pulled down, tired, or that you have to continuously ‘try’ to make your relationship work, then maybe its time to take a step back and evaluate. It’s time to find happiness within yourself and for you to keep moving forward. Always remember, “No one ever gets tired of loving. But everyone gets tired of waiting, assuming, hearing lies, saying sorry and hurting.”