I don’t believe in compromise if there’s no middle ground for a table. If you want my respect, meet me there. If you want my love, find it there. If you want my loyalty, I serve it here.
When you give and give and give and give, you learn what it means to be drained. You learn what isn’t sustainable. You can find balance, you can give and be fed if reciprocity is what you truly want. Balance involves giving without expectation of something being given in return. But most importantly giving without giving your all. You have to allow room for them to love you in return.
When you pretend you don’t feel your feelings, you create conflict by blocking yourself from yourself. Do not create conflict within because it will create conflict everywhere else.
Sometimes seeking relationships with people before you’ve dealt with your destructive flaws will eventually be the reason why you part ways.