As teachers we are taught to see the potential in our students. To forget the past and allow them to start fresh each day.
As a woman, this is not something I suggest.
I personally have always seen the potential in people and have always admired the good stuff and let go of the bad stuff. Which in the long run may be a good trait to have.
But right now, not so great.
Regardless of gender, no one is allowed to hurt you on purpose and get away with it. It’s not something that should happen and it’s not something you as a human should allow.
We are strong and we are stronger than our fears. When someone hurts you on purpose, it is not our job to dismiss it. It is our job to determine if it is forgivable. If not, don’t let the door hit them on their way out.
No matter how old you are, no matter how many years you may be single, no matter how lonely or desperate you may feel, do not allow another person to make you feel less than.
At the end of the day, you will be better and stronger for it.