An arbitrary list of things that took me too long to realize

A relationship shouldn’t make you feel

Lonely

Emotionally manipulated

Small

Inferior

Afraid to speak, say, share, voice

Unhappy

Selfish

Self seeking

Invalidated

Aggressive

Codependent

Perpetually stressed

Secretive

Unhealthy

Destructive

Anxious

Like you can’t say no

Substance-dependent

Exploited

Dismissed

Defensive

Disengaged

Discouraged

Pressured

Let down

Put down

Embarrassed

Stubborn

Conditional

Resentful

Rejected

Guilt

A good relationship is

Fun

Playful

Reassuring

Encouraging

Accountability

Forgiving

Stable

Mature behavior

Learning

Taking the high road

Confidence

Commitment

Trust

Honesty

Prioritization

Vulnerability

Compassion

Empathy

Hard work

Independence

Happy

Fulfilling

Open minded

Affectionate

Quality time

Intentionality

Acts of service

Thoughtfulness

Physical touch

Intimate

Uncomfortable

Sacrifice

Gentle

Personal growth

Support

That is all.

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