It’s a terrible thing when a person verbally commits to something that they have no intentions on doing. When a person makes a promise, he or she deliberately places an expectation on themselves to follow through with whatever it is that was promised. It’s very disappointing to blindly trust someone, depend on them, and then intentionally be let down. On the other hand, a person that’s been dependable in the past doesn’t have to do much convincing because their track record speaks for itself. I believe the saying goes, “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see” ~Benjamin Franklin. After a while, the constant discontent will cause a person to lose confidence in everything the other person says. The biggest disappointment is that you actually fell for the same unfulfilled promise more than once. You can’t love a person so much that you keep allowing them space to keep letting you down. You must stand firm on the promise of “ENOUGH”! You should not have to consistently brief somebody about how to treat you. News flash, people know exactly what is appropriate and what isn’t. They also know what feels good and what doesn’t. Do not be fooled with the possibility that a person is unaware of when they are hurting you. Unfortunately, when they do not consider your feelings or the impact that the behavior will have on the relationship at the time that they don’t fulfill the promise; they obviously do not care. We are all human, and we do sometimes have a lapse in judgment, but if you find yourself having a case of verbal déjà vu, just understand that mistakes become habits if constantly repeated, and after constant repetition, the habits dictate a person’s character.