Having strong and solid bonds with people is such a lovely thing. Yet losing the people you were close to hurts. Well, I’m a victim of losing people. The people whom I once had are gone. I meet them every day and we just greet and pass; no more asking one another about how life is going. At first I didn’t want to understand the reason why everyone I was once happy with leaves me. Well, I learned that losing bonds that are more than five years old is part of life.

Nowadays knowing your worth is thought of as being full of yourself. A lot of friends, cousins and everyone I once created bonds with didn’t treat me with respect. The effort I was putting in to loving them wasn’t returned by them to me. I didn’t realise that I was used, I was blinded by their love.

I didn’t notice that during the process of loving them I lost the other part of me. I didn’t know my worth, they didn’t listen to anything I had to say. Well, the sad part is that I was a good cousin, friend, sister, and a good listener. I was there when they needed me, I’ve always been kind. Many of the friends I had didn’t value our friendship.

But now I’ve come to a decision that I’m cutting ties with people who don’t value me. I truly appreciate kindness, I appreciate people checking up on me. I appreciate those who ask if I’m OK. I appreciate every single person in my life who has tried to brighten my days. It’s the little things that matter the most. If they judge you for knowing your worth, I’m saying let them talk, we owe nobody any explanations about our lives and choices.


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