Stop over-explaining and justifying yourself. Only a few people will ever understand your journey and when they do, they'll have your back and never make you feel less, crazy or foolish. Those are the people you want to keep in your life forever.
The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. When this happens, I need you to understand, you do not need a smaller crown -- you need a man with bigger hands.
I can give myself those things, I make my own money. What he gives me that no one else can is himself, raw and unfiltered. That's all I ever want or expect from those in my life. I am a woman, not a little girl playing house. I'm earned, not bought.