I [22M] think I fell in love with a sociopath [21F] and I don't know what to do any more

I want to, but at the same time it's hard for me to give up hope. I know she's damaged, but it's so hard to say I'm just going to give up on her and not try to fix the damage. Sometimes I think about it like the character Naruto. He has his own flaws and problems, but the thing that makes him so unique and powerful is that he never gives up. He always keeps trying to love and protect the ones close to him even when it hurts him both physically and mentally. I want to be strong for her, I want to be like Naruto -- that's what I think true love is.

I know I probably can't ever save her from herself, no matter how hard I try, but what kind of person would I be if I just gave up on her if there's even a sliver of hope? Everyone else in her life before me has just hurt her, used her, and given up on her. I know she truly loves me. It sounds crazy but inside my heart I want to hurt for her. I want to be a sponge that soaks up all her hurt and pain if there's any chance it will fix her in the end, even if that chance is slim. I will definitely consider what you've said as things pan out. I'm sure at some point I will probably reach the state where the armour becomes too heavy and I want to get off the horse

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