As I read over all these confessionals I've come to 1 single conclusion. Be careful who you give Power over your heart, emotions and well being. I once was like all of you. I was miserable because I gave Power to the wrong people. Power over my mind, body and soul when it was not deserved. Marinate on that last statement. Let's have 10 seconds of silence for the bastards or bitches that you gave Power too and wish you could rewind and take it back. Word of advice, if it's hurting you let it go. When you put your finger under hot water on accident do you leave it there? No, you remove it and learn to be more careful next time. Ive stopped giving people Power. Ive began to match energy. If it wasnt important to them what constitutes me putting forth effort. They have to Earn that Space. Im not some judgemental cunt and please do t take my advice this way, Im actually dealing with this right now. Im head over heels for a man right now who is scared of Love and I mean hes terrified because of a very bad break up in his past. I could sit here and say WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY but oh no because as soon as I do.........guess what. I've given him my Power. He has just overcome my well being by trying to psycho-analyze his fear of moving on and loving a woman again.I have to look out for me. Power given to the wrong person can lead to a devasting heartbreak. That was exactly what happened to the man I love, she left and years later she still has Power over his heart. You are number 1, you have to take care of you 1st. Own your Power and guard it. Give it to someone who is Reciprocating. Take people exactly as they are.....watch their actions. Body language is key too, sometimes people try to put on a facade. Eyes tell all, hope this helps and guard your Power. Stay well. Stay here.