I don’t sometimes understand why people bother with relationships. I’m not trying to be bitter or anything, it’s just confusing. If it’s hurting you, why bother staying? If you’re crying more than you’re smiling and laughing, why are you even continuing a twisted relationship? If you’re not happy anymore, why are you even bothering to fix things? Relationships, for me, are meant to make you feel like it’s worth living.

Or maybe you’re just clinging to a hope that everything will be alright someday, that things are going to go back to how it used to be. You used to be happy before this relationship happened; maybe some people are just scared to continue living without their newfound happiness. I honestly don’t know. I never tried having a destructive relationship yet. I directly cut off ties with people I don’t like.

Maybe that’s why relationships are precious. It’s like a double-edged sword. You’re giving someone something that could hurt you and at the same time, you can also hurt them. Maybe that’s why we must choose the people we want to form relationships with wisely.

By: Rhea Mae Alao