Originally Posted by Jennifer5
It truly does work, although it is not always the healthiest approach. When it comes to life, if I pretend now it will be okay eventually. With relationships, if I pretend everything is okay, at this point I should be gone before I get hurt again.
I am a stranger to you. I know myself fairly well. I have a tendency to hurt myself at least emotionally if no-one else is around to do it for me. If there's no such thing as a gret how can there be a re-gret? I've stayed in relationships well past their expiration date out of a sense of guilt. Maybe I've learned something from my own pain. I don't love the "other" any less, it's just taken a different shape. It's really not a failure, it's growth.