Maybe they weren’t your person, but understand that to them, you were theirs. You hold a place in their heart, a place you didn’t ask for and perhaps not even want. But don’t brush them off.
During dates. He shouldn’t be staring at his lap, checking his phone, while you’re out having dinner. He should be present. He should be observant. He should be paying attention to you.
He assumes that you’ll always be around. If he goes MIA for a few weeks or decides to sleep with another girl? No worries, because you’ll always be there, waiting for him to return.
You don’t deserve to only feel loved and respected on a handful of days, only to have to build yourself back up after he’s torn you down on all the others.
We know what we want. We’re not going to settle for less, because we know we deserve more.
You might like the instant gratification of being wanted, but it shouldn’t mean a thing if he doesn’t respect you.
You need a man who loves you enough to put your needs first; who is proud of you and your accomplishments; who accepts you despite your imperfection.
When a woman tells you no, that is the end of the conversation. It does not continue. You don’t find a loophole or think it just means you’ve got to try a little harder.
Knowing that you don’t have to hide your scars, your flaws and your insecurities from this person because you know they’ll be sharing theirs with you, too, makes your friendship special.
Act with kindness seeping out of your heart, even when there might not feel like there is any good left in the world because there is, I promise you there is.