We want to be the stronger ones. The ones who take the higher road. The ones who see the good in others, even when they can’t.
I know this well.
But at some point, there is no figuring it out. There is no making sense of it. All the inner child work, trigger work, boundary work, work work work… doesn’t suffice for you remaining in a relationship that continues to bring out the worst in you.
Give yourself permission to walk away. It doesn’t have to always be a major offense, to be reason enough to let go. Trust yourself.