To a point. After enough abuse, torment, cruelty and disrespect eventually and real man will realize he's being used, not cared for, in return and step away. even unconditional love has to have limits.
I must apologize for my words but I just wish that I knew sooner because then maybe I wouldn't have wasted the last 40 years on trying to be friends with someone who never gave a damn in the first pla (Just Try)
"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back." // (I don't want to label what "the true mark of maturity" is, but this idea of empathy vs revenge is important to me.