Eating disorders really are the last effort we take to continue keeping it all inside.
he was afraid because our children make us question everything when they are trying to forgive what we would not
Those miles would kill you you told me I laughed at my own independence
We must push our own knowing out into the world. Through small and simple and excruciating efforts, we must show ourselves how enough we are, how we are more—so much more—when we do not hold back
The reality is, having one last talk with our ex is rarely ever a wish for one last talk.
When we do not admire ourselves, we do not seek a partner who we can admire. And so, we wind up forfeiting admiration for what is comfortable.
I want to have love for what is real and actual, not for the perfect me, but love for the natural me, for the whole me.
Harboring disappointment in ourselves can often feel like the one constant in life. It’s always something, you know?
That’s the kind of women we’ve been. We’ve made a romance out of our own differences, out of our own disillusionment and denial.
if you can understand your feelings, you can be prepared to defend yourself against them ever overwhelming you again.