In retrospect, I should have left him. From the start, I should not have had that kind of feeling. He was a person I should not have met.
Before my feelings grew, when I could have turned things around, I should have left.
I thought this fluttering of my heart would die in due time.
When the fluttering died down, I thought I would be able to leave easily. However, that was an foolish mistake, and an excuse...stay by his side.