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Beautiful girl, dont date the boy that makes you lose focus on who you are and what you deserve.You deserve a boy that would never let his insecurities impact your relationship.A boy that brings out the best in you. A boy thats a better personforyou.

Beautiful girl, dont date the boy you think you can save. Your warmth and affection will never stop him from drinking. Your companionship will never stop his unceasing criticism.Your love will never be enough.If hes damaged, letting him go will benefit you both. He needs to be alone even if he cant see it, even if he hates you for it, even if you hateyourselffor it.

Beautiful girl, dont date the boy that wrenches you away from your friends. The boy that causes your loved ones to worry about you when all they want is to be happy for you. The boy that makes people wonder whether hes going to break your heart or your bones first.

Dont date the boy that wants total control over you. It starts with who you text. The hours you work. How short your skirts are. But itll be more than that soon. Soon, hell want you to be his and only his. Soon, he wont want you to talk on the phone, even to your best friend, even to your mother. Its not sweet that hes jealous. Its not romantic. Itsdangerous. More dangerous than you realize.

Your boyfriend shouldnt be making you cry, making you question. You know what your boyfriendshouldbe doing? He should encourage you to go out with your friends, because you deserve to have fun and he trusts you enough to let you live your life without a chaperone. He should be the one to wrap his arms around you and shove the tears away, not the one to spark them every other night.

Please, beautiful girl, dont let his victim act work on you. Dont accept any excuses that fall from his soft lips, because hes not a child. Hes a grown man.He doesntgetan excuse for treating you like this.He lost his job. He was cheated on. His parents got divorced.Guess what? Hundreds of other people are suffering from those same issues  and you know what theydontdo? They dont treat their girlfriends like crap.

of other options. Hes just choosing the wrong ones. Which is why you should choose to leave. Choose yourself, beautiful girl, because you should never let a boy steal your smile.

Holly is the author ofSevere(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

You dont have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. Youll figure out the rest along the way.

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