The Love You Deserve

You deserve to be loved the way you want...

You want someone who's there to help lift you up when you falter...

You want someone who makes your relationship a priority...

You want someone to plan and build a future with...

You want someone who takes genuine joy striving to learn more about you everyday...

But instead ...

You may have someone who tears you down in little and big ways,

You may have someone who treats you as if you are one of many options,

You may have someone who compartmentalizes you,

You may have someone who behaves as if your presence in an inconvenience.

And yet...you love them so much that you are willing to set yourself on fire to keep them warm. This isn't love but rather enabling and self-destruction. Somewhere along the way, seeing the best in your partner skews your vision to the point of choosing to ignore the worst. 

And sometimes  it may simply be that the person you've chosen to be with can't give you the kind of love you need or want. It simply doesn't work. 

You deserve to be loved the way you want. If your partner isn't giving it to you...no matter how much you may genuinely love them...it's time to move on. 

I have loved like that...more than once.