There was a time where I would go into a relationship blindly. I would believe whatever was being said to me. Experience and time has jaded my thought process. I no longer blindly trust someone, it has to be earned.
I was lied to quite frequently during my long term relationship that ended exactly one year ago today. He would tell me he wanted to work it out but was never honest with anyone that he was living with me or the status of our relationship. I kept hoping for the best when I should have just cut ties with him. In hindsight we make better friends than lovers, but at the time of our relationship I wanted to believe his words.
I realize now that protecting my heart is of the utmost important. I am open to love but I will not fall blindly into it, at least not anymore. I am a person who gives more than she takes and I have been taken advantage of as a result. I am very expressive, not afraid to state my feelings, and will give a relationship my all. But I have my limits too. We all learn from our failed relationships and some of my biggest lessons have involved trust. When you start a new relationship don’t close your heart, be open to love, but be cautious too and make sure trust is earned. And be sure to watch actions too don’t just listen to someone’s words. Words blind us, actions open our eyes.