The Answer is Right in Front of You
I used to spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to make sense of love, or what I believed to be love. Instead of seeing things for how they were physically presented to me, instead of taking the actions of another at face value, I made excuse after excuse for the way the one I loved was behaving and treating me day after day.
The answer to the question we seek is always right in front of us, even when we do everything in our power to hide from it (such as making excuses for someone who is hurting or punishing or abusing us).
This isn’t rocket science. Though it can be the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do, that of opening our eyes and seeing the truth for what it is. Is it love or not? The answer is right in front of you.