I was thinking about the idea that you should never let the ones you love get away.
Fight for true love.
Trust your heart.
But what if there are cases when you should definitely let that person go?
1. When they do not respect you.
If you're constantly fighting for respect, being cast aside, or being made to feel like you're worth less than you really are, you need to reevaluate. There are people who can change with help and conversation, but if you're loving someone who doesn't treat you the way you deserve, its time to find someone who does.
2. When they put others before you.
Now, you aren't the center of the universe, so I don't mean you have to be the first person on their mind ALL the time, but when they are consistently choosing to be with people other than you when you need help or just want to see them, perhaps they're sending you a message.
3. You are trying to change them.
We've all seen the movies. The good girl teaches the bad boy to behave and they live happily ever after. In the real world, some people just don't change. Of course there are people who can mature and grow with you, but if you're trying to make this person someone they just don't want to be, move on.
4. You love the idea of them.
We create these ideas of people in our head all the time. Maybe you're smitten for the boy in class you've never really talked to but you know his social media like the back of your hand. You've built this fantasy person around a stranger, and thats dangerous. Be sure that who you love is really the person in front of you.