I’m Worth More Than You’re Willing To Give Me

I’m Worth More Than You’re Willing To Give Me ©iStock/stock_colors

I don’t think I’m the hottest woman in the world, but I know what I deserve, and it’s not you. You’re treating me like trash when you should be treating me like a queen. I’m clearly worth more than what you’re willing to give me.

  1. I deserve attention. The occasional texts messages you’ve been sending me aren’t enough. I need to talk to you on the phone and I need to see you in person, but you’re clearly not willing to give me what I want.
  2. I deserve eye candy. Do you have any idea how much time and money I spend on makeup, hair dye, and waxing strips? If you did, then you’d do me the curtesy of at least wearing a clean shirt whenever you took me out on a date. A little extra effort, like wearing a vest or a tie, wouldn’t hurt, either.
  3. I deserve to be your only one. I’m sick of looking at other girls like they’re my competition. I want to know that I’m the only one for you. That you’re not going to stare at my best friend’s ass and make me feel like crap.
  4. I deserve to express my emotions. I don’t want you to roll your eyes whenever I tell you that I’m upset with you. I want you to listen to what I have to say and try your best to fix the problem.
  5. I deserve to orgasm. Sex isn’t supposed to be all about you. There’s a reason that I’m in the bed, too. If you get to orgasm, then I should get to orgasm.
  6. I deserve to know what’s going on in your life. When you come home from work, I don’t want a one-word answer about your day. I want you to go into detail about your bitchy coworkers and douchebag boss. Let me into your life.
  7. I deserve to feel beautiful. Don’t compliment me when I look like a mess, just to earn brownie points. But when you like my hair or my makeup or my jeans, tell me. Make me feel like the hottest girl in the room.
  8. I deserve to be comfortable. You shouldn’t expect me to wear high heels and low shirts whenever I stop by your house for a visit. Some days, I’ll want to wear sweatpants and go make-up free. If you’re uncomfortable with that, then you’re clearly not good enough for me.
  9. I deserve to feel included. I understand that you need alone time with the boys now and then, but it wouldn’t hurt for you to invite me out with them on weekends. I wouldn’t mind being invited over for dinner with your family, either. I want to feel like I’m actually an essential part of your life.
  10. I deserve romance. I don’t need you to sprinkle the bed with rose petals and take me to see the Eiffel Tower. I just want you to take me out on thoughtful dates every once in a while. Show me that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make me happy.
  11. I deserve someone who actually gives a crap. I don’t need another lazy man in my life who expects me to do all the work while he sits on his ass all day. I want someone who’s willing to put in as much effort into the relationship as I am. Otherwise, I’d rather stay single.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.