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Is Your Relationship Making You Feel Incarcerated?

Updated on September 2, 2013
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My passion is writing about love, sex, dating, and relationships. I write based on my own personal experiences and those that I relate to.

Picture someone imprisoned: in a confined space behind bars, unable to live a free and unrestricted life. Similarly, when you’re with someone who continually makes you unhappy, it’s a form of emotional imprisonment. You and only you have the power to change this.

If you are feeling trapped, stuck, and unsatisfied in a relationship—and do nothing about it—you might as well place yourself behind bars (and throw away the key!). Life is too short to stay in a relationship with someone who makes you miserable, so remove yourself from confinement ASAP.

When you come up with excuse after excuse as to why you are unable to move on from an unsatisfying relationship, it will only prolong the time it takes to find the person you are ultimately meant to be with.

I was in a controlling relationship that tried to imprison me. When I decided to love myself more than this toxic relationship, it gave me the strength to realize that I did deserve better. I was able to free myself from my (self-imposed) incarceration. The key to my happiness was inside of me….and only me.

Never forget that you have the power to change your life. You need to find the strength, and have the will to see that change occur. All you have to do is believe that you deserve better, and suddenly you will find yourself making beneficial, positive decisions. The only person holding you back from love is you…so remove that devil from your shoulder!

Take the key to your life, and let go of your doubts, fears, and insecurities. Unlock your heart with full assurance and confidence that love is waiting. Once you release your emotional imprisonment, and love yourself, someone will change your life by loving you unconditionally for the beautiful person you are. You will find your bliss, and with that…..peace.

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      Stephanie Bailey 3 years ago from Denver

      Agree! Sooner is always better. Thank you for commenting!

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      Stephanie Bailey 3 years ago from Denver

      Thank you Mary, I appreciate your feedback.

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      Stephanie Bailey 3 years ago from Denver

      Thank you marketeconomy, I appreciate the positive words and feedback.

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      Stephanie Bailey 3 years ago from Denver

      Thank you all for reading!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting thoughts here trapped in bad relationships can ruin oneself the best is to get out soon

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      Mary Roberts-Bailey 3 years ago

      Very wise observation and so true.

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      marketeconomy 3 years ago

      It is hard to leave a relationship, even when you know it is bad. Thank you for reminding us that love, joy, and bliss! are out there if we are brave enough to change.