People over stay for different reasons. You think things will change. You don't have a better alternative. You are trying to avoid the pain of leaving. You blame outside forces for getting in the way. You have sunk to a place where you now believe you actually deserve the treatment you are getting. Regrettably, you simply just don't love yourself enough to walk away and never look back.
Here are few questions to ask yourself as you prepare to move into spaces where you are celebrated not just tolerated.
- Is this the way I want to live the rest of my life?
- Am I constantly giving more in the relationship than I am getting?
- Am I often resetting what I will tolerate from this relationship?
- Do I believe in my heart there is greater joy on the other side clear of "this?"
If you answered yes to two or more questions above you might have taken your first step toward being celebrated.
God grant me the strength to act on the things I can change;
celebration after the things I've changed; and the wisdom to make a difference.