Some relationships are downright abusive, and no one with any self-respect should be subject to them. If your partner regularly hurts you physically, emotionally, or mentally, get out while you are still alive. This also applies to family members who dump guilt habitually; businesses in which an employer (or employee) makes unreasonable demands; and friendships in which one person takes advantage of another. Your mind chides, “It is noble to put up with this,” while your soul urges you, ‘Take care of yourself.” Listen to the voice of reason, not guilt or fear. You may find yourself working, living, or sleeping with someone who does not share your values or intentions. Their interests may be honorable, but they do not match yours. If your differences are minor, you can overlook them. If you are watching significantly different ‘movies’, there is no purpose in trying to force the situation. No one is wrong. You just both have a right place somewhere else. From the book “Why Your Life Sucks…” by Alan Cohen
You have the power to take away
someone’s happiness by refusing
to forgive. That someone is you.