I didn’t really know any other way, because of how my parents raised me, and I didn’t recognize that some people don’t do this until four months ago -
when my boyfriend of eight months, upon me breaking up with him, could not deal with his emotions, and I realized that he only appreciated me for being a girlfriend (that is, the more intimate aspects of a relationship) and he had never appreciated me as a person.
And now there is distance, and there is not closure regarding the end of this relationship, but I’m all right now. I’m with someone who wanted to be my friend even if we weren’t in this kind of relationship.
Look at all the good things people do, and think of things that make them unique, and realize that nobody fits in a mold. And think of things to appreciate about them that aren’t about you. 1 week ago