I was afraid to leave because staying is the status quo. They didn’t tell me how much a relationship cost. They showed me love, but they acted out pain. I saw the strain of negativity. I saw the ideas of a relationship in flames.
Am I supposed to stay? Why do I stay? Why did she stay?
It was never explained. I thought you were supposed to stay together no matter what. In my gut I knew this was not the truth. What happens when she doesn’t agree with my views? I was taught “be true to you” yet I see them put up with each other, often looking like fools.
What is the message they are sending me?