I thought about staying in San Francisco instead with this boy.
The words that’ve kept me from leaving, kept me from staying, and have kept me from unraveling more times than I care to admit.
For future reference, though, maybe don’t make your future endeavors feel like they’re your everything when you’re planning on upping and moving across the country.
What if instead of clinging to what we’re losing, we looked to what we’re being offered?
You’ve seen the parts of my body I stare at in frustration and insecurity. You’ve touched them with grace and complimented them. You have stared in silence, marveling at my imperfect beauty.
3. Not Always Being the Designated Spider Killer.
A relationship should better both of you, you have to each be complete on your own before you will ever be happy together.
Face it, once we fully let go of an ex, we come to learn what we liked and didn’t like, the habits we couldn’t stand and we eventually add them to our “standards” or our “do’s and don’ts” lists when it comes to dating.
You’re allowed to be cautious. But don’t overdo it.
My realist brain told me if I was not going to marry you, why were we trying to stay together? Why date at all if you do not see a future? My realist brain tried to make sense of the mess we had gotten ourselves into.