‘Love the Way You Lie’ Perfectly Explains Toxic Relationships

At some point in your life, you’ll get into the hardest relationship to leave. This relationship will test you, and it’ll probably also be the hardest to get over. Nothing explains this feeling better than Eminem and Rihanna’s song, “Love the Way You Lie.”

The song came out in 2010, when I was just 10 years old, so of course, I didn’t understand that it was about toxic relationships. 

As a teen, I dated, but all of my relationships were pretty calm, so I still couldn’t relate. But this past year, I found myself in the type of harmful relationship that Rihanna sings about in “Love the Way You Lie.” 

I started dating him, but soon, our relationship got tricky, we fought almost every other night. We both said hurtful things to each other, and our relationship started to go downhill. Still, we loved each other too much to let each other go. 

Even after breaking up and seeing other people, we both realized that we still loved each other. We had a bond so strong that I knew that we would never be able to walk. I also liked the person I was when I was with him, and Even though we had plenty of bad times, the good times always outnumbered them.

One of the lyrics of “Love the Way You Lie” is “All I know is that I love you too much to walk away, though,”and now, it stands out to me. I never really felt that way towards anyone before last year, but then I learned what it means to keep fighting for someone who’s gone.

My last relationship taught me that love isn’t always falling in love and living happily ever after. 

Sometimes it’s realizing that you still need your partner, no matter how toxic and hurtful the relationship was. It’s committing to each other, no matter how many ups and downs you face together.

Love isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. While you may feel like walking away from your relationship is the right thing to do, you can overcome the struggles if you stay . No matter how toxic your relationship is, you can fight through the obstacles. That’s why ending my relationship was a mistake – at the end of the day, no one loved me more than he did.

Although I couldn’t relate to “Love the Way You Lie” when I was a kid, my recent toxic relationship taught me the true meaning of the song. Maybe I am naive to think that this is love, but I truly believe that love is worth fighting for, no matter how messy it seems.

Feature Image via “Love The Way You Lie” Music Video


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