Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? One where your gut told you run, but every time you entertained the thought of leaving, you couldn't muster the emotional strength to leave? A part of your brain could always come up with excuses.
Is being in a relationship where you are consistently unhappy your idea of love? If so, I've got news for you: If you're in a relationship with someone who used to make you happy and no longer does, what keeps you there is not love, it's fear.
You're afraid that if you leave you may never find someone else; you're afraid of being single again; you're afraid that what you really want may never happen, so instead of taking a chance and moving on, you decide to settle. Unfortunately, you just don't see it that way.
You think you are making the right decision. You think by staying in an unhappy and unfulfilling relationship you are doing the right thing.
You convince yourself that things will get better, that he'll change and that it's not that bad, you can live with things the way they are. But the truth is you can't and you know it. Continue reading.
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