You Didn’t Love Him, You Only Loved His “Potential”

Danielle Bradbery‘s song “Potential” speaks a brutally honest truth that you don’t want to believe but know you need to hear.

I’m sure everyone at some point in their life has been able to relate to the words of this song. Bradbery’s performance of this heartbreak song, “Potential” is going to hit you hard.

These are 4 sad truths about the guy you thought you loved but really didn’t…

1. He isn’t ready for you.

He simply couldn’t handle you. He needed to grow up and be a man, but couldn’t quite do that for you. Your independence and confidence is something he doesn’t know how to deal. If he can’t accept you for who you are then it’ll never work in the long run.

2. His effort is half-assed.

As much as you wanted to believe that he gave it his all, he didn’t. It might’ve taken a while to grasp, but you deserve better. You wanted him to treat you the way he used to or maybe the way you always wanted him to, but he never did.  You excused his actions or lack of actions because you loved the potential you saw so much.

3. He shows up unexpectedly.

Isn’t it ironic how right when you think you’re over someone they seem to show up everywhere? He comes out of nowhere and acts like he can just jump back to the way things used to be…like nothing’s changed. He only wants you when it’s convenient for you.

4. You aren’t in love with him, you’re in love with the idea of him.

You had a picture in your head of who you thought he could be. He could’ve been the one that you’d always dreamt of. Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. You saw the potential, but now it’s time to let that potential go. Find a man who exceeds your expectations and treats you better than you thought you deserved.

Don’t confuse being in love with being in love with his potential because chances are he’ll never reach that potential

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock