It's confession time: I've got a destructive habit, and it's starting to get the best of me. I hold on and cling on to toxic people who don't deserve to be a part of my life.
Recently, it's gotten a bit out of hand. I think it might be time for an intervention.
Ever since I can remember, I've never been one to gracefully let go of people. I keep gripping onto them until there's nothing left to even hold on to. I give people more chances than they deserve, and I let them steal more than they should ever be allowed to take.
I try over and over again, only to keep getting hurt over and over. I keep giving and giving, only to have them removed, far away from me.
I wish I knew why I keep putting myself through this. You would think after all this time, I would have learned my lesson. But I guess not.
Maybe it's because I expect too much from others. I create unrealistic expectations, which only leads me straight to disappointment.
It's possibly because I've never been one to intentionally hurt others. I know what it feels like to completely be destroyed by another person. I promised myself a long time ago that I'd never put anyone else through that much pain and agony again.
I allow others to linger in my life because I'm too scared of hurting them during the process of letting them go.
Who knows why I keep doing this to myself? But in the end, that's besides the point.
The important thing is what I'm doing about it all. That's one question I do have a brilliant answer for: nothing.
Alright babies, here we go: It's time for me to start taking my own advice. I sit here behind this computer screen, telling you to cut the negative people from your life. I give you the guidance to finally move on from another person.
I share all this advice. But then, I don't even take any of it myself. It's not fair to you, and it sure as hell isn't fair to me.
Why do we keep putting ourselves through so much pain and agony over one person? We give and we give, only to be disappointed in the end.
What is the point of holding onto someone who isn't 100 percent there? We're better than this. We can do much better than this.
So, let's do this together. I vow to stop permitting people who treat me badly to be a part of my life anymore.
I want to do this together. It's you and me. It's time for us to stand up for ourselves. We need to stop letting people consistently take and take from us.
There is no need to go at this alone. If we stick together, we can finally cut out the ones who are hurting our hearts and souls.
It's time for us to take a stance and say the things we're too afraid to say. We have to do the things our gut has been trying to get us to do for ages now.
Delete the messages that need to be erased. Stop replying to the people who only deserve silence. Ultimately, we need to move on from the people who have no place in our lives anymore.
I'll believe in you if you promise to believe in me. Let's give each other the strength we've both been struggling to find. We can help each other do the things we know will improve our lives.
The truth is, we know this is the right thing to do. But for some reason, we can't find the strength to take that first step.
Not everyone is meant to stay with us forever. We must let them teach us what they are meant to. Then, we need keep on moving down our own paths.
Perhaps we will bump into them somewhere down the road. Maybe we won't.
But for now, we both know what needs to be done. Let's cut those strings and finally set ourselves free. It's time to put down all that extra weight. We no longer need to carry it around with us.
So, what do you say? I'll jump. But I'll only do so if you jump with me.
Take my hand, and let's end this dependency together. It's time for us to free our hearts and souls.
We need to what's best for us, without worrying about what others might think. It's about time you and I finally put ourselves first.