BIG life lesson I learned this week. I always wondered why men walked all over me, and I finally realized it's because I let them. I always thought they would love me more by being selfless, but all they saw was someone that didn't respect themselves.
It's usually because they haven't learned to love well. Distancing yourself is good in order to protect yourself, but at some point you can learn to give love without expecting anything in return. When joy is in the giving is when you know you are basking in God's love for you rather than seeking it through others.