My beautiful ladies,
I cannot stress how wary we have to be of the monsters in prince charming suits. Words are so powerful. They single handedly have the mightiness to make or break you. They have the capability to cause a catastrophe as well as remedy it. You can’t believe
everything you hear.
He said all the right things. He made all the right moves. He played his part well. When the characters switched, it was so difficult to accept they weren’t the same people. It was always a ploy, a nasty opportunity to have someone under his control. All the right things, the right moves, the parts he played so well didn’t just fool you, they fooled your soul, your mind, your body, your heart. Under the foolish illusion that you cannot live without him, you continue to serve. Whatever his command. You thought this was love, he said it was. Over the years he couldn’t help the wall that built between us. He loved painting that wall with your flaws. Constant reminders of why you could never be good enough. He loved that part. He made it worse, and then made it all better again. He made cuts, then healed them up for you again. There were so many names and labels. They’re hard to remember now. Princess by day. Filth by night.
Be careful my ladies, of the monsters hiding in prince charming suits.
It’s not fair to say don’t give everyone a chance. It is fair to say that everyone has a motive. Whether that be out of the goodness of their hearts or the pit of hell fire you’d think their heart was. It is only fair to yourself, your own heart, to figure out what that motive is, to save yourself the horror I had to bear. It’s only in your best interest in knowing if someone pursues you for you, or something else.
Holding people at arms length shouldn’t label you as arrogant, stuck up, or cold. If you haven’t got yourself, who has? During the cold sleepless nights, them nights your heart cried endlessly, it couldn’t take the pain. Who was there? You.
A smart man will only believe half of what he hears. A wise man will know which half. – Jeff Cooper