Relationships are frail and fragile.
Think of how lucky you are to have family who love and support you.
There are orphans out there that don’t have family and it is hard.
How do I know it is hard? because for so many years my I had to go without my family’s love and support as they treated me like the dirt under their shoe. I was always second fiddle to them. They may have done their best, but they did not treat me respectfully or lovingly.
Time and time again I forgave them when they gave me empty apologies, kept doing the same things over and over again that they knew would hurt me and taking me for granted.
For you see I was the second child the mistake and they would remind me of that time and time again with their actions.
They never tried to change or to work on the relationship or to make things right.
So for 28 to 29 years, I lived life with out the friendship, love and support I needed from them. I was practically an orphan who only really could take contact from them once or twice a year as I could not stand the person I was when I spoke to them and the way they made me feel about myself when I did speak to them.
I always hoped that they would change and see the error in their ways and want to work on the relationship, but they didn’t.
It was the last straw for me 3 weeks ago when my mother filed a false police report on me to show that she still shad some control of me and that she could get to me so I cut them off and lost all the hope that they would ever change.
What I did realise from that experience though is that I have made it without their emotional and financial support for such a long time and that I am a strong and capable loving, kind and respectful woman with the rest of my life ahead of me. I did not need them in my life to fall back on as I have been doing this thing called life on my own for almost 3 decades and I have done an amazing job of it too.
Please don’t take your family or loved ones for granted like mine did with me as there is only so much that someone’s heart can take before they decide they can’t take it anymore and don’t need or want you in their lives.
Relationships are not easy and if you really want them to last you have to work hard for them to be strong and healthy.
Relationships are not easy If you want the relationship to be strong and healthy be grateful for those people in your lives especially family.
Love, respect, nurture and work hard on the relationships you have if you want them to be healthy and strong.
Think about the orphans out there with no family there for them to fall back on.
It is not an easy life they have. ©
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