When I was younger, I was in a toxic relationship. During good times, he showered me with luxury goods. Once receiving those items, every time we had a small argument, he used the luxury items as a threat to take it back. He hurled unimaginable remarks and vulgarities at me that was not respectful to a woman. For four years, I tolerated everything as I truly believe that it was love. Soon, depression sunk in and negative thoughts ran through my mind. He blocked all attempts to change the nature of the relationship. When I initiated leaving, every single present was placed in his room. From that day on, i never looked back. Money cannot buy happiness. Having expensive items doesn't define you. To every woman : be independent, earn your own keep and never let anyone put you down. No man should tell a woman that she is stupid, worthless or brainless. If he does, he is not yet a man.