Love is supposed to make you feel young. It's meant to free your spirit, not suppress it. It shouldn't suck the life out of you. I've experienced both types of love. The toxic love that slowly darkens your inner light, and the unconditional love that makes you feel alive and creative and radiant.
Sometimes things just don't turn out the way we want them to. Sometimes, people aren't who they say they are. We get hurt, we get our hearts broken, we give more than we will ever receive in return. Maybe we were deceived, maybe we were too naive, or too trusting. Maybe we looked to others in order to fulfill our own shortcomings.
It happens to the best of us. Now what? Well, frankly it's pretty easy. You get off your keester and you do something about it, or you shut your mouth and quit complaining. I realize that sounds harsh, but it's true. The hardest thing for anyone to do is to face their fear head-on and do what it takes to be happy. I have the utmost respect for those who've been brave enough to say "no more." Who realize that a moment of discomfort is worth it in order to live a lifetime of peace and happiness. You may think making the change is too hard, but not changing will only result in the slow strangulation of your soul. So what's it going to be? Will you be courageous or will you be a coward?