You grow up hearing the term “soulmate” being used interchangeably with “life partner,” the person you marry and want to spend the rest of your life with.
She approaches things with a sense of humor. That’s how you survive, you know?
How could anyone say how wonderful you are all the while acknowledging that they don’t want to be with you anymore? It was bullshit to me. Maybe it still is, only now I’m the bullshitter.
You are a strong woman when you realize that in order to give to others, you need to first give to yourself.
14. When lying in bed remembering past embarrassments.
You actually commit to doing things together. You take vacations. You meet the family. You show up when you say you will.
Look, we are all broken and damaged in some way. It is okay to not be okay.
Be the type of woman who finds worth in herself without validation from other people. Be the type of woman who loves herself without needing love from anyone else. And be the type of woman who never chases someone who isn’t chasing her back.
“Don’t make me feel guilty for leaving a party early. It already takes strength for me to do that on my own with everyone staring at me.”