He utterly destroyed me, and I thought it was love.

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"Listen, Lucy:  He utterly destroyed me, and I thought it was love.

He made me feel unworthy of his time. I've moved on from him, as a person, knowing that he was utterly toxic to my life, but I'm not over the way he made me feel about myself. I cried every night begging for some magical epiphany to tell me how I could get him to love me. I know that someday I will be grateful for all the lessons he taught me, I will thank him for teaching me to never let a man treat me any less than the way I deserve...but right now, the mention of his name still makes my heart shutter."