I gave you more credit than you deserved. The benefit of the doubt I extended which you requested was treated poorly at best. I must be honest with myself and see you for who you really are instead of what you portrayed.
There are people in this world who prove themselves every day without needing to. And there are people like you who’s actions are vastly different than what they claim to feel.
I’ve been lucky to have known people who do right by others easily, kindly, without complaint as though effortless. You are not one of those people. And I really need to stop alligning my worth to your actions or lack thereof.
While being there for you has met your needs, I have been miserable. Love, care, and friendship is something I chose to give you all these years. They were gifts that I thought you valued; appreciated. In looking back I see not only were they undervalued, but taken for granted.
Lessons learned don’t do any good unless applied.
It’s time for me to walk away because I’ve been standing here alone for way too long despite what you’ve said.
I hurt because your effort turned out to be so little. And I thought it was because I wasn’t worth it. That’s not true.
I’ve always been worth it. You just don’t care.