He knows you deserve more and he’s scared you’ll find it so he keeps you hanging on by being the one who cares less because the one who cares less always has the most control. He is manipulating you. He is doing what he can to make you stay, to beg for his attention, to make you feel like you need him.
Don’t overcommit yourself to a five things when you’ve only got time for two. As much as you might want to do everything, you can’t and it will ruin you if you try. You need to put your needs first and take care of yourself. After all, you can’t pour out of an empty cup so don’t spread yourself to thin.
You push people away. Every time you let someone into your life you start to push them away because you have convinced yourself they’ll leave. You tell yourself everyone else has up until this point so what’s to say this will be any different?
When you surround yourself with endless optimism, you become more positive yourself.
She always knew she could be anything she wanted because it never occurred to her that she couldn’t.
You don’t just get to come back into my life and think I’ll welcome you back with open arms because you know I still miss you. I might miss you, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to just give in. It doesn’t mean I’m going to be okay with you coming back into my life after all this time because I’m not.
Sometimes the greatest sacrifice you can make in love is letting each other go because you want more for yourselves and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not selfish – hanging on would be selfish. But allowing each other to chase your dreams – that’s selfless.
But the truth is, it takes strength to admit you’re not okay. It takes a lot of courage to talk about what’s going on inside your head. The problem is admitting you’re not okay can make some people uncomfortable and people disconnect themselves from things that make them uncomfortable, unless they truly care.
I learned that I can love you with my whole heart in a way that I’ve never loved anyone or anything else but that doesn’t mean we are good for each other; it doesn’t mean we’ll end up together.
Don’t be the person who says these phrases anymore, “I would, but…” or “I know I could, but…” But nothing! You are wasting your life. This is all the time you get.