I used to gripe about dating men whom made me choose between self-respect and being in a relationship with them. In the end, I always chose self-respect.
Yet, sometimes in more vulnerable moments... I second-guessed my decision.
Perhaps, being in a toxic relationship was better than being single.
What was wrong with me that I would choose to be alone, instead of happily flaunting a toxic relationship like others in my social circle?
Staying in the toxic relationship would have guaranteed a date on Saturday night and a +1 on a RSVP response.
Yet, in order to do so, I would have to pack away my self-respect.
Ultimately, not worth the sacrifice.