One of my favorite quotes is “the only way out is through.” Avoidance only prolongs the negative things in your life. Once you face the demons completely, and take the time to learn what may be holding you back and why, you start to make steps towards moving through, and eventually past it. I had been in a relationship for three years, and we had just moved in together when I found out he was involved with several women, and had been the entire time. Even after finding out, I stayed with him another full year. Even after knowing he was not going to stop contacting them. Part of me was in shock and denial, and part of me wanted to try and change him. It was a horrible time in my life. The only person you have control over and who can change is yourself. We all have a warrior within us. One who does not give up, and strives to overcome fear, anxiety, and pain. Let her out.