Self-fulfilling prophecies (SFPs) are so much fun, aren’t they?
Like, insisting that it would be pointless to get into a relationship with a person because they’ll just end up leaving you.
Then being horrible to said person all the time to test just how much they’ll put up with if they really and truly like you.
And then it’s “OMG I TOLD YOU THEY’D LEAVE” when they finally reach their breaking point because you’ve pushed them away.
^ Like that.
People tend to create these SFPs as a defense mechanism to avoid getting hurt.
They tend to be so afraid of being hurt by those they allow themselves to care about that they purposely create situations in which the very thing they’re afraid of will occur.
This validates their behaviors when they insist upon pushing others away or avoiding any kind of emotional intimacy.