Some day, all people must face the fact that to begin any sort of a relationship, be it a friendship or a close companionship of some other kind, is to put oneself in a risk of a loss which will hurt like hell.
The idea that there is one person out there for you who will love you better than anyone else is deceptively unromantic in practice.
For so long, I told myself that things could never work out with her, because there was some key ingredient that the two of them did not have together — something which I had kept with me when he left.
Join a fraternity or sorority, preferably the one your parent(s) was (were) a part of. Legacy is power.