She was told
But that was probably the first time he was that honest with her since they knew each other.
The truth is... men only take her as temporarty entertainment but never see her as a long-term company.
So many years, so many times, she has always tried her best to play hard; however, ironically, no one has ever do that reciprocally because she has never been qualified. After all, she is simply temporary entertainment... has never been considered as a candidate for a long-term company.
Maybe she should leave since she has never been wanted or needed.
There is no home, no sense of belonging, here or there.
She can only wish for the day when tears are gone, when she becomes indifferent again, then she will not be hurt anymore.
Even though that is a quote that she really likes, it is probably not something she should follow.
You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
--William W. Purkey