So VERY important. I cannot stress enough about the dangers of allowing someone to continue to treat you wrong and justify it. You have worth and a right to be treated with the equal respect of everybody else. Your opinions matter, your beliefs matter, you matter, have confidence that they can't touch that. And don't be afraid to remind them of it. Don't let anyone treat you like you're nothing when you're anything and everything you choose to be. It's your life, own it.
Exactly! Sober up. Don't give yourself away so easily. Stop chasing, begging, or tricking men into being with you. Show the respect for another's marriage, family, and happiness that you would want for your own. It's never too late to earn respect, and it starts with yourself.