I can give myself those things. I make my own money, and do my own thing, and he respects that. He knows without a doubt, I would be ok without him. What he gives me that no one else can is himself, raw and unfiltered. That's all I ever want or expect from those in my life. I am a woman, not a little girl playing house. I'm earned, not bought, I do my own upkeep, but I am not kept.
There are a few out there who just love and live for the drama. They just cant get out of their own way. Maddening. Much like a car crash, can't help but watch. Ahhh but the peace when you just turn it off... and walk away from all their misery.