Q&A With Carrie Bradshaw: Learning When Enough Is Enough
We all question love sometimes. Some more than others.
As I sit on the couch, indulging in an episode of Sex and The City, Carrie Bradshaw diligently types away on her laptop [outdated laptop might I add]. She talks about love, per usual and she goes on to ask, "when it comes to relationships, how do you know when enough is enough?" Being the hopeless romantic that I am, this question sparked something inside of my head and got me thinking.
Thinking about myself and the million other people in the world who have stayed in a sucky relationship because they're so "in love" or because they're afraid of being alone. So to reiterate the question being asked, there can be several possible reasons [no right or wrong answer] -- just endless reasons why.
Like Carrie Bradshaw, many woman [including myself] enjoy a mans company. They feel more secure and wanted in a sense when they are able to call someone their own. Sometimes we get so caught up in the idea of the relationship that the outcome of the actual relationship slips our mind and whether it is going good or bad, we still stick around. Why? Because we don't want to lose that security and the ability to call someone ours.
This goes back to why it's so important to make sure you love yourself first [see card here] because if you love yourself before you take that leap and love someone else than no matter what happens down the road, you will know your worth. Knowing your worth means knowing when enough is enough -- to answer Carrie's question. Enough is enough in a relationship when you feel like your feelings don't come first, when you feel like respect is the bare minimum and when you feel like the love is not being reciprocated. Loving yourself is a must, but if you constantly feel like they aren't considering your feelings -- you may have some things to think about.
I'm no love guru and Carrie Bradshaw makes it clear that she was furthest from one herself, but it's obvious when it's time to let go and move on [no matter how bad it hurts]. Being alone may sound bad, but it's really not as bad as it sounds. To sum things up, when it comes to relationships -- it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know when enough is enough. In turn, the heart wants what the heart wants.
I don't have all the answers, and apparently neither does Sway.