"Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out." I was guilty of this years ago, I let someone hurt me to the core and I was speaking in PAIN. I learned so much from that time in my life, it wasn't easy. I'm really proud of who I've become.
But sometimes "this love" leaves you feeling empty, and like an obligation, rather than feeling loved (i.e. loved because your the daughter, sister, etc.). Real love, for a person, means having compassion for them as well, otherwise, love is just a word.
For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. -F. Scott Fitzgerald More