A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn't want for her daughter, not allow any man to treat her in a way she would scold her son for. So thankful my daughter has my husband as the example of how a man should treat his wife!
If it's not making you better, it isn't love. True love makes you more of who you are, not less. - Mandy Hale (If thats the case i think i must only be capable of 'loving' myself. I always lose who i am in the place of girlfriend or lover.
I think you are finally able to move forward when you can look back and accept the past, realizing there are no mistakes, no regrets just moments in life that changed you, making you a better version of yourself!