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You Used Me #FridayReflections

You Used Me is my reflection on past relationships that have caused me angst. I’m processing my feelings and healing my wounds…

You Used Me

You used me
Yes , you did.
You used me
You took my love and affection
Used it to flatter your ego and add me to your possessions.
You used me
And I was a willing victim;
Unconsciously perhaps, but willing no doubt.

You used me.
But did you really?

I needed your love, your acceptance, your affection,
I was willing to pay the price for it
You didn’t use me – we just bartered ourselves.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


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Friday Reflections is a link up hosted by Shalini at KohlEyed Me  and me, Corinne at Everyday Gyaan. We invite you to join us every Friday to share a good cup of tea and your reflections based on the prompts we provide.

Here’s how #FridayReflections works:

    1. Write a post using one of the prompts for the week provided below.
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Prompts for 1st June  2018 are:

1. Write about a place or city you love.
2. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
3. Picture prompt. (Image credit : Shalini Nair)


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  1. Suzy Suzy June 3, 2018

    It always takes two hands to clap. Nicely written and I love that quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.

  2. Sunita Saldhana Sunita Saldhana June 1, 2018

    It is so easy to blame. But it takes guts to own our faults. This is something I have learnt over the years. We stay in toxic relationships because we are getting something out of it. We walk away when, as Anthony Robbins says, the pain becomes more than the pleasure.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | June 3, 2018

      It’s the hardest thing to admit, isn’t it, Sunita? But so freeing when we own our part in this.

  3. Darshana Suresh Darshana Suresh June 1, 2018

    Right you are, we may feel used in the past relationships but we needed it all the same. Perhaps all the good times were worth it after all. Beautiful lines. 🙂

  4. Shalini Shalini June 1, 2018

    Gosh! This is exactly how I feel sometimes. Brilliant piece, Corinne. <3

  5. BellyBytes BellyBytes June 1, 2018

    It’s sad when we get used and I know the feeling of being let down. I’m sure you will overcome this feeling of regret that you allowed yourself to be so used . Keep smiling !

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | June 3, 2018

      Actually, it’s a statement in which I’m owning my part in it, Sunita.

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