Stop Making Excuses

Jaime Stenning - a life uncut

Last year, after eight years of being unhappy married I finally put myself first and ended it. I’d spent years trying to fix it. Endless hours talking about it and trying to explain what I needed and why.

I was an enabler and had made excuses for bad behaviour for years. Along with giving endless chances. I believed what was being said, but actions speak louder than words. The two just didn’t correlate.

So why did I stay for so long? The children were babies. I had mental health issues, which were massively aggravated by the relationship and I was so worried that the thoughts that were in my head were untrue. They weren’t.

Bad relationships aren’t the only place that toxic behaviour exists. Do you put up with behaviour that’s unacceptable? It might be from a partner, family member, work colleague or friend. If you continue to let people…

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