This quote accurately describes Lear's feelings towards Cordelia. He banished Cordelia and disowned her then realized in the end that he truly loved her and she truly loved him as a daughter should. No more, no less. Words can not always fix a problem and once you break the trust you can't ever fully repair the bond that was broken. It is hard to take responsibility for your actions but it is even harder to forgive.
THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST FEELINGS TO HAVE. TO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU STAND WITH THE PERSON THAT YOU LOVE & IS SUPPOSED TO LOVE YOU. THAT THIS PERSON CAN MAKE YOU FEEL SO LONELY, LIKE YOU DON’T EXIST.YOU CAN BE IN THE ROOM WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE & YOUR PARTNER BUT YOU NEVER FELT MORE ALONE. GET UP & GO. YOU SHOULDN’T BE THERE & YOU KNOW IT. WHAT’S WORSE IS THIS PERSON YOU LOVE ACTS LIKE THEY REALLY COULD CARE LESS & DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW THEY DON’T. THEY ...
Yes. If I would have learned this at 16, if I would have learned that a man who doesn't care about you is not actually the Jupiter in your solar system and realized all the years since that happiness has always been mine in the blessings I have of irresistibly loyal and compassionate friends and family -- I would have found "me" so much sooner