Love should not hurt. Love shouldn’t break you physically, mentally and spiritually.
Love should not expose you to harm and damage.
Love should not dehumanise and degrade you.
Love should not come in blows, slaps or bruises.
Love should not render you unsafe or afraid.
Love should not turn you to a shadow or a ghost.
Love should not put your life, health or future at risk.
Love should not resort to violence as a means to settle conflicts and disagreements.
No woman should be taught that love is how much hurt/pains you can tolerate from a man. No, that is not love.
Knowing what love is and is not means you value yourself and life. Love will never treat you less. Love will never seek to destroy you.
Enwogo C Cleopas
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