Who would’ve thought that the latest Captain America movie could spawn such wisdom?
To live in this world is to compromise. And to be in a relationship is to compromise.
I kept reaching my limit … or so I thought.
And then I would push through. Just a little longer, I would think. Surely things will change. This can’t continue indefinitely.
For better and for worse, right?
But when something or someone is the sole source of your stress and there is no sign of it changing – it’s time to reevaluate. Be kind to yourself, first and foremost.
You may not know where your true limits lie. I know I didn’t. And that epiphany may wind up coming from elsewhere.
In my case, I was physically falling apart – in rather obvious ways. That’s when I knew I had to draw a line. That was something I could not compromise on.
Listen to your body, because it doesn’t lie.
I may have had to learn the hard way, but now I know where I can and cannot compromise.