many make the mistake of reifying the relationship, bringing it onto the same ontological status as the people within it; this is a grave mistake, as it allows you to do such nonsense as prioritizing the sake of "the relationship" over that of the person ur supposed to care about
RT @embryosophy
@cognazor relationships are egregores

if you ever find yourself thinking something like "doing this will make both of us miserable but it's necessary for the relationship" I would urge you to consider what a relationship is if not something two people who care a out each other are doing together

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