“Loving someone who hurts you doesn’t make you weak.”

Krystal Sutherland, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Full excerpt:

Everyone we let into our lives has the power to hurt us. Sometimes they will, and sometimes they won’t, but that’s not a reflection of us, or our strength. Loving someone who hurts you doesn’t make you weak.

This quote is so important to me. As a person who has given people who’ve hurt me so many chances and having been called a “push over” for it… this is important. It validates that I am not weak, like people have led me to believe. And what is love, if it doesn’t hurt us?