Top 50 Don’t Treat Me Like An Option Quotes

Time and time again, here on, we’ve advocated for things we firmly believe in like loving yourself, how you matter, and how you deserve better. Today, we have another gem for you. That’s the fact that you should be Number 1. You shouldn’t be somebody’s back-up plan or second option. You deserve to be somebody’s One and Only. 

If you agree with us, read these self-affirming quotes below.

Woman sitting on grass

I learned…
who doesn’t look for you,
doesn’t miss you;
who doesn’t miss you,
doesn’t care for you.
Destiny determines who enters your life,
but you get to decide who stays.
The truth hurts only once,
and a lie every time you remember it.
That there are three things in life
that leave and never return:
words, time and opportunities.
Value whoever values you
and don’t treat as a priority
whoever treats you as an option.

Staying in a situation where you are unappreciated isn’t called loyalty. It’s called breaking your own heart.

Treat me like an option and I’ll make forgetting you my priority. Treat me like a queen and I’ll make you feel like a king. – Chardonnay Tyson

Only people who are not happy with themselves are mean to others. Remember that.

Try harder. I am worth it.

Don't settle

Don’t settle for being someone’s sometimes.

There are three things in life that leave and never return: words, time, and opportunities. Therefore, value whoever values you and don’t treat as a priority whoever treats you as an option.

You made your choice and it wasn’t me, so if one day you try to come back and the choice is mine, it won’t be you.

Ladies, a man that is truly interested in you will never leave you guessing about the role he intends to play in your life. Good men pursue the women that they want with upfront communication, genuine intentions and consistent effort.

She’s a keeper. Too bad you didn’t keep her. Now she will be with a man that really knows how to treat her.

Woman in cafe

I am not waiting for a Prince. I am waiting for someone who treats me like their Princess.

It hurts when you realize you aren’t as important to someone you thought you were.

You still mean everything to me. It doesn’t mean you get to be in my life anymore.

I let you in. I fucking let you in. And you completely destroyed me.

Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch. You’re starting from experience.

Don't hold to long

If you spend too long holding on to the one who treats you like an option, you’ll miss the one who treats you like you’re the Only One.

Stop breaking yourself down into bite-sized pieces to serve others. Stay whole and let them choke.

I’m not a second option. Either you choose me or you lose me.

My moral in life is simple, you treat me good and I’ll definitely treat you better.

Nobody deserves to be treated like an option.

They don't value you

Just because someone desires you, does not mean they value you.

Sometimes the people you wanted as part of your story are only meant to be a chapter.

I don’t need someone perfect. I just need someone who will treat me like I’m the only one.

I just want somebody to treat me like somebody.

maya angelou quote

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. – Maya Angelou

Don’t treat me like an option or I’ll leave you with one less.

Don’t let anyone save you for later. Read that again.

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. – Shannon L. Alder

Don't cross oceans

There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump puddles for you.

You can treat me right or you can watch someone else do it for you.

Hey, if someone treats you like crap, just remember that there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don’t go around destroying other human beings.

Never let him treat you like you don’t matter. If you won’t value yourself, who will?

Remove yourself from the equation

When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation.

Treat me like I’m somebody.

I will not treat you like a priority when you treat me like an option.

I’m not a second option so if you treat me like one, you’re cut.

No excuses

When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort. Not an excuse.

If you treat me the way I treat myself, I assure you that I will treat you better than you treat yourself. – Vikrant Parsai

I think it all comes down to relationships – how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I’m involved in. – Michael W. Smith

Your worth to others depends on how you value yourself, don’t be an option to someone, be their priority. – Blaze Olamiday

ritu ghatourey quote

You are a priority. Not an option, last resort, or toy. Don’t allow anyone to treat you like anything less. – Ritu Ghatourey

When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation. Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride – it’s self-respect.

Keep calm and cut ties with the person who doesn’t deserve you.

I don’t want your half-love or half your attention. I don’t want to be a back-up plan in anybody’s life.

Don't come second

That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.

I am not somebody’s go-to person when their Plan A fails. I will never be a plan B.

I am not anyone’s replacement, nor anyone’s good-for-the-moment. I am important and I matter.

Never beg someone to be in your life. If you text and call and still get ignored, walk away. It’s called self-respect.

Don't settle with half there

It’s better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there.

Don’t you ever dare to put me second, when I always put you first.

I’m not your second choice nor your backup plan. Don’t text me when you’re bored or when all your friends are unavailable.

Treat me like a game and you’ll see how it’s played.

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