“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy”, asserts Robert Tew. Didn’t it impel you to read it again and ponder? That may be because most of us are living our lives quite contrary to the above statement. Yes, we sacrifice and compromise so much that at times we go to the level of risking our self-respect. Let me tell you one thing, whatever you encounter in life especially if it is an abusive husband or boyfriend, make sure you aren’t giving up your happiness in the name of adjustment. Never take the risk of accommodating yourself with someone who disregards you, else you will end up suffocated. Understand that respect matters much more than anything, in any relationship. Whoever the person may be, if he is devoid of respect for you, you are devoid of reason to be with or work with him. Believe me! It’s not worth your efforts to make the relationship work. Giving so much to someone who doesn’t reciprocate is just pointless. So, it’s better to leave than to adjust in such a relationship. And remember that you are a woman and not a commodity to be used and discarded. You have your own respect and dignity, and you know how to rise and shine in this world. So go ahead and rock the world, girl! Instead of merely existing in hell, go live your life! You know you are worth it, so just respect yourself and move on!
About the Author: The article has been contributed by our intern, Palak Jain.