When the pain of staying put is greater than our fear of the unknown.... we find our wings.
It is always easier to stay put than to venture out of our comfort zone.
'It's better the devil you know than the devil you don't' Right?
No matter how bad a situation is, at least it is familiar. You know how to handle it, you feel you could do this forever. Knowing where you stand is important.
But this doesn't solve the dilemma. The dilemma being: something in you feels you deserve this treatment. It's always about you. You are accepting the pain, because you don't feel worthy of anything better.
"No one can take advantage of you without your permission." Eleanor Roosevelt
You will stay until you don't. It's up to you when and if you want to make a move. Until you realize how wonderful you are, you won't feel secure enough to fly. But one day you will, you'll learn to love yourself; that's what this journey is all about. And once you do, you won't tolerate any disrespect from anyone. Just keep telling yourself, you are important, you are loved and you are not alone.
"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is no doubt unfolding as it should" Desiderata