considering that – according to the National Institute of Justice – 85 to 90 percent of sexual assaults reported by college women are committed by someone they know, it is no wonder the public is so keen of victim blaming.
Call me an irrational optimist, but I feel that dating apps work against fate and force things that are supposed to happen naturally.
We were steadily and genuinely happy. And then it started, the slow demise, completely opposite of how it happened.
To the one who got away, you drove me crazy in a way that made me want you more and more.
Thank you for helping me realize what I’m worth as a person, that I should never settle. If someone as amazing as you can care so much about me, then I must be worth so much more than I thought.
A thousand scenes of our past dance through my head. All rationality is out of earshot, held below the surface, gurgling and pleading for a chance to reason.
Today, right at this very moment, I have decided that I am done with unrequited love. I’ve had enough of it. I am done chasing, I am done vying for someone’s attention, I won’t beg for time and I will never let someone trample on what’s left of my barely-glued-back-together heart.
It took Adolf Hitler twenty months to go from chancellor to dictator, and years for the Nazi regime to build enough power to create one of the most devastating time periods in history. People are scared the wrong man has been given the power, and that his power has been built on a campaign that made people fear someone who had a different skin color than them, or hate someone who had a different belief.
I am learning to focus on me. I am learning that having feelings is nothing to be afraid of or ashamed of. I am learning to trust again. I am learning to be kind to myself. I am learning to be emotionally vulnerable.
You now blame me for the reasons you were unhappy, that I did not do a good job of making life easier on you or making you happier; but I was not the reason for your unhappiness – that came first.