Maybe you’re reading this as someone who is in a relationship, maybe you just got out of one or into one, maybe you hate the idea of givin’ someone out there a key to the edifice of your very soul because of all the vulnerability that’d demand. What if that person left you? Then what do you do?
Figure out who you are in this situation. Who do you want to be about this situation? What is the best possible scenario that doesn’t involve you getting back together?
I gave you the perfect girlfriend, but I could never give you me. Those rare moments where I let you see what I wanted or who I was were fraught with panic for me and judgment from you.
Kids desperately want respect. Even when they don’t show it towards you. They want to be heard.
It appears women believe that they deserve things merely by virtue of existing.
You deserve someone who laughs at your jokes and smiles at the mere sight of you smiling.
Over the next couple of days, check your phone constantly. Arm yourself with patience. He won’t call you immediately, because a boy who pays attention to lyrics understands the importance of building anticipation.
They know too much; you kind of have to keep them around.
I was a wreck. Totally destroyed. I would cry for no reason. I would cry at the grocery store. I would cry in the middle of an outing with friends. Nothing made sense. How could you just throw me away so easily after seven years?
We become so easily caught up in the self-imposed mechanics of love that we too often forget to enjoy it for all its intended presence — its quiet, indisputable now-ness.