Cruelty

REPEAT AFTER ME:
I deserve someone better.
I deserve someone better.
I deserve someone better.
—  Repeat until you accept that there is no going back no matter how much you still love them. Tolerate NO mistreatments. Respect yourself.

also have you noticed that abusive adults equal respect with terror? they want children to fear them so badly they never dare to do anything to cross them, and if children aren’t already showing this amount of fear, then it needs to be forced onto them with cruelty and torture, and until this achieved, children have deserved to be punished over and over again. basically all human rights and compassion are out of the question when dealing with most vulnerable members of society, humane behavior is reserved only for those who they want to impress.

People will often try to make you feel guilty in order to manipulate you into doing something they want, but if you know who you are and trust in yourself and know that you are doing the right thing then stand strong for who you are and don’t be drawn into games that other people play.
Abusive parents teach their children that “being kept alive” is an unrepayable debt they have to try and pay back for with their lives. The premise lies on the assumption the children’s lives weren’t worth anything in the first place, it shows what the abusive parent thinks of the child: “You’re not even worthy of being kept alive.
Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
—  Daniell Koepke