Advice for my girls. You deserve the absolute best. Never settle for mediocre and never allow poisonous and toxic people to stay in your life. "sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do"
Don’t sacrifice any more of yourself. There’s nothing okay with trading your welfare for his. You deserve better, you are better. It's time to move on so you can find an everlasting love that sets your soul on fire.
How to tell if somebody is genuinely interested in you/values you, etc. (family, friends, etc.): If you removed all of your effort from the equation would any communication remain between you? If not, there is nothing there and you deserve better.