I stopped sending paragraphs of how I felt. I stopped telling people how to treat me. I stopped begging people to appreciate me. Slowly but surely I started to realize that this wasn't the right way to approach life. This wasn't good for my physical or mental health. This wasn't the way I should be living my life.
So, I started walking away, blocking, and distancing myself. I stopped making myself available for those who will never prioritize me. And I didn't just start cutting off those who weren't good for me, I started to cut off the version of myself who allowed that to continue for as long as it did.
Life may be lonely, but for me now it's becoming peaceful. I have realized that being alone in life is better than being around people who are in my life just because they want or need something from me. I deserve better.