I think I keep telling myself you never loved me at all because it is far less terrifying a prospect than the possibility you did, you truly did, but all of a sudden, and for no particular reason, you stopped. ~ Beau Taplin (How I sleep at night)
And that is the saddest truth of all - when we let others tell us what love is instead of deciding it by ourselves, never questioning whether they truly love us, or if they even know how to love themselves or others.
And my children will know this truth about you, Lydiann, so that you will never be able to use or manipulate them. May their iron will persevere & their character soar billions of miles above yours. They will look down on you in pity. I garuntee it.