Don’t Be Afraid To Walk Away From Someone Who Isn’t Grateful To Have You

Don’t Be Afraid To Walk Away From Someone Who Isn’t Grateful To Have You ©iStock/Klubovy

It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to get caught up in a relationship and forget what you deserve. You rationalize his actions in your brain and make excuses for him, but don’t fall into that trap! This is why you should leave him behind:

  1. It’s not worth your time. Why are you wasting your life away? You’re putting all this effort into something that’s dead in the water. He isn’t going to change and magically become grateful for you all the sudden. It will only get worse. Get out before it does.
  2. If he’s stopped making an effort, so should you. There’s no point in continuing to give a large part of yourself to someone who isn’t returning the favor. Once the relationship becomes one-sided, there’s no reason to keep it going. You deserve better than that and you know it.
  3. You shouldn’t settle. It’s the harsh truth. If you’re staying with someone who doesn’t appreciate you, you’re definitely settling. You can – and will – get the man you actually want if you have the strength to walk away from the one who isn’t cutting it. Don’t sell yourself short.
  4. Trust that there’s better out there. You can find a man who sees and appreciates your worth. Never stay with anyone out of fear. Don’t be afraid that you won’t ever find the right love. You will. It might take a while, but you will. You definitely won’t find it if you’re twiddling your thumbs and sitting around waiting for the lame dude you’re dating to see the light. Don’t block your own opportunity to find better.
  5. Be strong enough to be alone if you must. Your relationship is familiar and safe, but it isn’t truly fulfilling. Yes, change is scary. You know what’s scarier? Wasting your whole life in something that doesn’t make you happy. You might not see it now, but it’s so much better to be on your own and loving yourself than stuck with a man who doesn’t love you the way he should. Take a breath and take the leap.
  6. Listen to the advice of the people close to your heart. They know you. They value you the way your lover doesn’t. They care about you. Listen to them when they tell you to end it and move on. It hurts, but they’re telling you the truth because they want the best for you. They can also see the situation more clearly than you do. It’s difficult to hear, but you need to respect and consider their advice.
  7. Take your strength and self-worth back. Nothing will make you stronger than walking away from something that doesn’t serve you or make you happy. Change is difficult but necessary. It’ll be unfamiliar and uncomfortable at first, but so rewarding in the end. Know that you are worthy of better and take your love and give it to someone who knows how precious it truly is. You’ll be so glad that you did. Life is too short to spend it with anyone who doesn’t bring you as much joy as possible.
A former actress who has always loved the art of the written word, Amy is excited to be here sharing her stories! She just completed her first novel, and is also a contributor for Elite Daily, Dirty & Thirty, and Thought Catalog. Amy is the founder of What If Journey and can be found on Twitter @amyhorton18. You can also visit her website at