I don’t know if I should thank you.
I feel as though I should, because everyday is better with you. Without sappy cliches or over dramatic romantic verses. I am happier with you. I know how I should be treated now.
I know that love is not being told at 16 that you should accept love is painful and forced. That when I cried after he made love to me hard and without thought of how I felt, I wasn’t being treated right. That him forcing himself on me when I cried stop was not okay.
Another man who hit me when I said things that displeased him. That came into me when I said no. It was right feeling empty and used.
I don’t know if I should thank you for not doing those things because I know now that they were not okay. I thank you for making me realize that.