Sometimes the more chances you give the more respect you lose. Your standards begin to be ignored when people get comfortable in knowing that another chance will always exist. They start to depend on your forgiveness. That’s why I’m no longer a slave to apologies. Treat me right the first time because I can’t guarantee you a next time. It’s impossible to keep me once you’ve lost my trust. I’m not saying you have to be afraid of losing me. What I’m saying is I’m not afraid to walk away.
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I can relate to the first part of this paragraph above. I do agree the more chances you give, it is a possibility that you’ll lose respect, and that standards can become ignored. At the same time, from my personal experience, I give many chances to those who deserve it. If you deserve chances, I’ll gladly grant them to you. It never ran through my mind that my standards may begin to be ignored. This paragraph above is kind of an eye opener for me. I cannot, however, say that I’m ‘not afraid to walk away’, because walking away is a struggle for me. I get attached easily, and find it even harder to let go of something/someone. I consider myself ‘hard to lose’.