“When we don’t listen to our intuition, we abandon our souls. And we abandon our souls because we are afraid if we don’t, others will abandon us.” – Terry Tempest Williams

It’s heart wrenching to admit that the person that you love is toxic for your heart and soul. But it’s a necessary evil that you must endure. In doing so, you’ll come to terms with the fact that who you were settling for is definitely not what your heart truly deserves.

Realizing that you’re settling will hurt you deeply. It will make you feel as though you’ve betrayed your soul, but especially your self-respect and loyalty to your heart.

All the suffering will not be in vain. You should trust that your inner strength will help you come out of his toxic grab unscathed. Believe that his toxic love will force you to see, and truly feel which type of love is the one your heart is worthy of.

You will realize that your heart and soul deserve the gentle kind of love that doesn’t make you question your self-worth.

You heart deserves to feel overwhelmed with true love, kindness, and selfless commitment. You deserve more than settling for just enough.

The truth is, deep down you knew that you deserved this wake-up call. You didn’t deserve to go through all the lows that he put you through, but it made you ready to fully receive and reciprocate a legitimate connection with that special someone that knows how to love as hard as you do.

You’re now ready to have the type of person who can see and fully appreciate the real you by just glancing at your eyes once.

If it took losing him to find yourself, then you’re a true winner and a warrior for putting you first. You know now not to ever again jeopardize yourself for someone who can’t see the value in the type of love that you give and deserve to receive.