He would never admit it but he did treat me like shit because all he did was lie and cheat. He is not normal. He is evil and cruel. He got a sick pleasure out of doing what he knew was wrong. And he never cared about how his cruel actions would hurt me.
"The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do." ~ Anonymous
Yes. If I would have learned this at 16, if I would have learned that a man who doesn't care about you is not actually the Jupiter in your solar system and realized all the years since that happiness has always been mine in the blessings I have of irresistibly loyal and compassionate friends and family -- I would have found "me" so much sooner