I saw this quote and wanted to share it because of the truth in it.
“You don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.” (Healthyplace.com)
The old saying “been there- done that” is what comes to me. So many of us have ignored the warning signs and given in again and again to abusers as we ignore the “bad” and rationalize it with the “good” or just make excuses for them. Remember, every time we allow someone to treat us badly, it becomes acceptable and they will do it again. And again. And again. And each time, it just may get worse. You all deserve to be treated with love, kindness, gentleness, and compassion… along with self-control. (Fruits of the Spirit) Too many of us end up walking on egg shells to avoid “upsetting” our partners. But we should not have to do that. Watch for the warning signs before and remember, the Bible tells us what to look for. Matthew 7:17 says that you can tell a tree by the fruit that it produces… and a good tree will not produce bad fruit. So beware of the fruit that you see. If it is not good, please get away from that “tree”.