stop tony stark from feeling that he has to apologize to pepper for every little thing he does. stop him from feeling that he owes a single thing to someone who doesn’t care about any of his traumas and seems to really only care about herself most of the damn time. if she’s decided to be with him, she has the OBLIGATION to respect him and should have the DECENCY to support him and help him through his demons and worries. she can’t just decide to be with him and then suddenly abandon him whenever he’s in danger/going through something difficult. she can’t just decide to be with him only in happy and peaceful times, and then act like a piece of shit and leave him when he needs her the most. his life is already full of people and events that hurt him deeply; he doesn’t need his fucking girlfriend to be just another pain. somebody stop tony from feeling he’s obligated to fight for an abusive relationship like this just so that he won’t be alone. somebody protect my baby the way he deserves to be protected.