Don't Settle

Don't Settle

A Story by Tonya (the Night Writer)

a must read--very important


Some of you may read this and think it's common sense, and wonder why it needs to be posted, but maybe it will be a wake up call to someone out there. I'm not wise and all-knowing but I've been hurt-badly-in lots of ways and I have learned a thing or two along the way.

PLEASE don't settle when it comes to love. Don't think you can change someone. Don't think that if you stick around maybe one day you will love him more...or he will love you more.

Hate to quote the song but don't settle for anything less than everything. Do I mean a Brad Pitt face with the body of a greek god and the money of Donald Trump? Of course not. I mean don't settle for someone who will not treat you the way you deserve to be treated.

I have seen beautiful, smart, sweet girls be treated like absolute dog crap by jerks and just put up with it for years. And you know what? I'm smart, I'm a good person, and I'm even kind of cute, and I put up with it too so I am not picking on anyone.

I don't know what makes us think we don't deserve better but guess what girls?


Nobody deserves to be hit, pushed, called names, yelled at, and demeaned. NOBODY. Nobody deserves to be treated like a second-class citizen.

I have cried myself to sleep at night while putting on a show during the day so that people on the outside thought I had the perfect life. I got tired of acting and hiding the hurt.

I decided that if I had to be alone for the rest of my life that was okay, because it was better than the grief that I was going through.

But guess what?

I am not alone. There was something better out there for me. And you know what? There probably is for you too.

If anyone has any questions or wants to talk more, you can send me a message. I just felt like this needed to be said and I've been toying around with saying it for a long time now. I hope it helps someone out there.


© 2008 Tonya (the Night Writer)

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Added on April 12, 2008


Tonya (the Night Writer)
Tonya (the Night Writer)

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