People do not change. That is not an opinion. It is a hardcore fact. No religion. No love. No massive quantities of therapy can change the core essence of a person.
That is the harshest reality for me right now. Even harsher when you try to play by the rules, keep the peace, in vain.
I will never change as well. What I have tried to supress and channel slowly unravels and I am back at square one.
You cannot compromise your dignity, your heart and your family on the idea that people will change. You cannot live your life turning a blind eye. It doesn't work that way.
Ultimately you decide.
What and who you put up with is on you. And as we continue our paths ignoring red flags, compromising our being and believing in change, we only cheat our selves. And sooner than later the gig is up.
So we expand like rubber bands, changing and stretching our limits to accommodate others and hoping others will do likewise, until we snap.
And that hurts.