I gave too many chances and then finally said enough. Couldn’t be happier and I finally know the people that do love and respect me and my feelings. Sadly for the people that treat others with disrespect they never see what they are. I’ll never let anyone treat me badly again. 12 years was enough! ~ Sonya Harley
Too many chances hoping the behavior will change is so damaging to me. It’s like walking into a prison cell with the person who is imprisoned by their own distorted thinking. I’m free now, but the person I hoped for is still living the lie they made up all by themselves. It hurt to let go but the results of peace of mind and relief from the constant 2nd chances that always resulted in pain for me is incredible. I’m not obligated to let someone use and abuse me just because they’re family. I can’t change them, I can’t cure them and I can’t control them leaving two choices. Let go with love or continue to enable and take the pain I know will come again and again. ~ Kathy Ross
Stand up to those that don’t respect you by respecting yourself. Forgive them, but don’t associate with them until they can respect and accept you for who you are.