tl:dr, I posted about a girl I was really interested in. I cared about her. Things went south, though, and today she was throwing shit tests my way, wondering if I really cared and if we should "give up", talking about how she's getting back with her mentally abusive ex and how that must make me really pissed. She caused me pain before. I've learned recently that this unicorn of mine was once a slut, and probably always will be, and I feel like I've finally unplugged myself.
So I walked away. I didn't get butthurt, frustrated, or sad, like I thought I would. I let my actions dictate what I thought. I told her I didn't care who she was with, and shortly after, I walked away. I thought separating from this girl would hurt me emotionally or make me spiral downward, but it did the opposite. I felt and still feel strong, calm, happy, empowered almost, and the look on her face of utter shock was priceless.
If you have doubts about walking away, you shouldn't. The guys on here are absolutely right. Walking away is your greatest weapon and it works. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but for me it was. Thank you, AskTRP. I didn't realize I had the strength to be a man.