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I’m No Longer The Naïve Girl Who Used To Let People Take Advantage Of Her


I’m no longer the naïve girl who used to let people take advantage of her. The girl who was always ready to comfort and support others when they needed her help.

I’m not the same girl who used to be kind to and please everyone. The girl who lost a track of herself while trying to make others feel loved, worthy, and happy. The girl that let others kill her self-respect.

I’m not the same girl who used to wait for people to reply to her messages. The girl who hoped that those who were supposed to love her would care about and ask her how she felt. The girl who allowed people unworthy of her love to take up so much space in her life.

I’m no longer the naïve girl who used to trust everyone. The girl who believed people were good and honest. The girl who couldn’t see how evil some can be and justified their selfishness.

I’m sick and tired of always looking for the good in people.

I’m not the same girl who let others lie to her and believed in their lies. The girl who played by other people’s rules. The girl who let others hurt her and waited for them to come back with an apology.

I’m not the same girl who let others treat her as a second option, as a favorite pastime. The girl who treated others with respect, kindness, and compassion although they deserved nothing of this. The girl who thought highly of people who had zero respect for her.

I’m no longer the same girl who used to wait desperately for others to see her pure soul. Her unselfishness. Her value.

I’m not the same girl who based her value on people’s perceptions of her.

I’m no longer the same girl who used to get excited when someone gave her a tiny piece of affection because she was satisfied with getting little.

I’ve been already lied to, betrayed, and hurt. I’ve already seen how someone can be so selfish and cruel. But, you know what? I don’t feel angry at myself for letting that happen because all this has shaped me into the person I’m today – strong, confident, brave, and determined.

I’m not going to be with someone who has mixed feelings for me and is only stringing me along. Someone who doesn’t respect me and appreciates my kindness, love, and sacrifice. Someone who sucks the happiness and energy out of me.

I will no longer give second chances to those who don’t deserve them. I’ll no longer let people get comfortable depending on my forgiveness. I’m not going to sacrifice my own happiness, success, and well-being so as to please and make others feel content and better about themselves.

I’m done putting others always first. I’m done making other people’s needs, wishes, and problems my priority. But, wait! I know many will say that I’m too self-confident and cold towards others, but this is not true.

I’m never going to let people down because that’s not my way of treating people. And just because I’m taking care of myself for the first time in my life, it doesn’t mean I’m a bad, self-centered person.

It’s time I put myself first for a change.

Now, I know who I am. I’ve realized my value and I know my standards. From now on, I’ll make sure everyone knows and respects my limits.

From now on, I’m going to put my needs, passions, and comfort first.

From now on, I’ll be more careful about who I let into my life because not everyone deserves to be a part of it.

I’ll no longer be quiet, submissive and let others walk all over me. I’ll stand up for myself because I know I’m strong. I’m stronger and more resilient than ever.

I’ll no longer be with a guy who doesn’t love and respect me like I deserve. I’ll no longer give my heart and soul to someone who isn’t willing to give me anything in return.

I’ll no longer allow toxic people, including family members and friends, take advantage of me. Because I’m worthy and I know what I deserve. I deserve to be loved and respected in the same way I love and respect others. And I’ll never settle for anything less than that.

mage:  Roberto Duran