“Being lonely … being alone … for many people … sucks. I get it, I get it, I get it. But still I have to say that yes, my belief is that being with somebody who makes you feel shitty or doesn’t honor the person you are is worse.”
This right here may be one of the hardest things for someone to do. I have known plenty of people who settle for some jerk who cheats on them, treats them bad, or is a lazy worthless human being because regardless of how crappy the relationship is, and how crappy they are treated they just don’t want to be alone. The person who you are with should make you feel like a better you, not worse. And if you are unhappy with that person, than it is high time to leave them. This goes for men and women. We all deserve to be loved and respected and treated like we are important and worth it, because we are.
Sure, being lonely is scary. But as long as you stick with some jerk who doesn’t make you happy because of fear of being alone, you will never have the opportunity of finding a person who does treat you in the manner you deserve. And you know what, even if you never find another person who treats you with the love and respect you deserve, by not staying with the person who treats you crappy you are giving at least one person the chance to treat you right….yourself.