Loving and being loved isn’t an automatic given in anyone’s life, but thinking of yourself as undeserving is something that, with help, you can likely overcome, and loving yourself is the first step in being able to love and be loved by someone wonderful.
Once you admit the truth, if you’re not able to get clear of an abusive relationship, you will in a much better frame of mind to ask for the help you need to extricate yourself.
Was your mother constantly trying to please, but always falling short, not through lack of effort on her part, but because the man she was married to had unrealistic expectations?
Growing up with these kinds of role models often instills in women a need to recreate the disappointing environments in which they grew up in order to make things right.
All too often, in an effort to show an ex what they’re missing out on, women plunge into unhealthy relationships that are much easier to get into than get out of. ” is not a healthy rationale for starting any subsequent relationship. If someone dumped you, you can either waste your time plotting to either get revenge or get him back, or you can try to learn from your experience.
When a relationship ends, in many ways, it’s like a death. By forgiving your ex, forgiving yourself, and letting go, you’re actually making yourself a better candidate for the next love that comes along.