The loyal dog

dog  verb  1.  follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently.

I am going to stop being a loyal dog.  I have not been loved but rather I have been ignored and taken for granted. I treated our dog better than dh treats me.

I am going to stop being afraid of being selfish. How can I expect anyone to love or respect me if I don't love and respect myself?

Loving and supporting and caring for someone else's wellbeing has not been working for me in this relationship.  I must find the strength of character to get a life away from the frustrations and chaos of his twisted reality.