9 Traumatic Memories of a Painful First Love

6. My ex was a male chauvinist.

“I’m probably too agreeable to begin with, but I went along with all his decisions, and now I don’t know what to do with myself.” If you’ve been suppressing your feelings for a while, and now you don’t know what to do when you’re finally free of your oppressor. Even in a strained relationship, you need to know what you stand for. Otherwise, the relationship won’t last anyway.