Take it or leave it…

It’s time we have a little chat,

about a rule of mine…

I want a man who’s not a rat,

knows where to draw the line.

I’ve grown strong, I know my worth,

and I’ll stand proudly by your side…

But I tell you there’s no way on Earth,

I’ll keep a man who lied.

If other women grace your bed,

I have the right to know.

No garden path will I be led,

where love and trust don’t grow.

So tell me now, if you I share,

so I can fairly choose…

I won’t accept a sneak affair,

I promise, me, you’ll lose.

Being honest is the only cost,

to make sure I don’t leave.

For what we have will all be lost,

if tangled webs you weave.

 

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The last straw…

 

It takes a lot of courage to stop the cycle of misery.

Admitting how bad it is, and asking for help isn’t an easy thing.

Pride struggles with accepting support and care from friends.

Questioning yourself weakens determination…

 

“Where things really as bad as they seemed at the time..?”

 

Yes.

Things really were that bad.

 

It’s scary how easy it is to just give up, and return to the cycle.

It takes a lot of courage to break away from the cycle of misery.

I’m so proud of the steps you are taking, my friend.

You are not alone.