“As his face filled my mind this morning, I wasn’t filled with regret but rather a sense of gratitude. I am grateful that I came to the place that I loved myself enough to walk away. I am grateful that I loved myself enough to speak up, to demand more, to require truth and honesty in my relationships. I love myself enough to look past the words and check ones’ actions. Having boundaries, creating a standard is evidence of self-love and I won’t accept the doctrine of anyone who argues otherwise. Loves, may you come to the place where you love yourself more than mere company! “©Simone Holloway, 2020.