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The Dark Side Of Love

When we allow ourselves to become consumed by love

By Saso ElsaiedPublished 8 days ago 3 min read

Love has the power to uplift and inspire, but it also has the ability to bring out the darkest parts of ourselves. When we love someone so deeply that we become dependent on them for our happiness, we risk losing our sense of self. We may find ourselves bending over backwards to please them, sacrificing our own needs and desires in the process. This can lead to feelings of resentment, anger, and ultimately, a sense of drowning in darkness.

Unhealthy relationships can trap us in a cycle of toxicity, with love becoming a weapon that is used to manipulate and control us. We may find ourselves making excuses for our partner's abusive behavior, convincing ourselves that they are acting out of love. But true love should never come at the cost of our emotional well-being.

When we allow ourselves to become consumed by love, we may lose sight of our own worth and value. We may start to believe that we are not deserving of happiness or that we are not capable of finding love elsewhere. This can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair, trapping us in a cycle of darkness that seems impossible to escape.

Love is often depicted as something beautiful, pure, and eternal. However, the reality is that love can sometimes be cruel and destructive. When love is not fair, it can be fatal. Unrequited love, betrayal, resentment, jealousy, and possessiveness are just some of the ways in which love can turn dark and harmful.

Unrequited love, in particular, is a common source of pain and suffering. When someone loves another person who does not feel the same way, it can lead to feelings of rejection, worthlessness, and despair. The unrequited lover may become obsessed with the object of their affection, unable to move on or let go. This can lead to unhealthy behavior, such as stalking, self-destructive actions, or even violence.

Love has the power to bring out the best in people, to make them feel cherished, supported, and whole. However, there is a dark side to love that can be all-consuming and destructive. When love does not lift you up or make you feel valued, it has the potential to extinguish what is left of you.

In a toxic or unhealthy relationship, love can become a weapon used to control or manipulate. It can lead to feelings of inadequacy, dependency, or even self-loathing. When love is not reciprocated or respected, it can erode one's sense of self-worth and worthiness of love. This kind of love can leave you feeling empty, drained, and devoid of the spark that once made you shine.

If love does not make you feel like the best version of yourself, it can be suffocating and stifling. It can extinguish your dreams, hopes, and aspirations, leaving you feeling unfulfilled and lost. This kind of love can dim your light and leave you feeling like a mere shadow of who you once were.

Love is often portrayed as a beautiful and perfect emotion that can conquer all obstacles. However, it is important to acknowledge that love has a dark side as well. One of the most harmful aspects of love is when your life partner is not supportive and is not on the same page as you. In such situations, your partner has the power to destroy your dreams and future.

When you are in a relationship with someone who does not share your goals and aspirations, it can create tension and conflict that can ultimately lead to the deterioration of your dreams. Your partner's lack of support can make you feel isolated and alone in pursuing your dreams, causing you to second-guess yourself and potentially give up on your goals altogether.


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Saso Elsaied

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