I am the truth, your karma, the revolt — I am the resistance, the pieces you tried to keep shattered, coming back together again.
Survivors have to regain the certainty that the reason they experienced such a pathological reaction was because they were so powerful in the first place.
You shouldn’t be with someone who makes you feel like you’re not good enough and that you’re not worthy of their love. You deserve more than that and you can walk away from the toxic love you’re in.
Someday we will find out what true love feels like. It will be a bright candlelight that emerges from darkness. A beautiful sunset that goes down when the day has become tired.
You wonder why he couldn’t just make more of an effort, or act a certain way. What you need to comprehend is that it is not your duty to change people or tame their demons. If something is broken, you could just cut yourself trying to put it back together.
You can’t forget about all of the reasons he isn’t right for you. You can’t forget about all of the times he hurt you.
There are some habits that are just so damn hard to break, and love is quite possibly the hardest of them all.
Look for these warning signs and spare yourself the suffering—if the guy you’re falling in love with exhibits many of these traits, you should run, not walk, away from him.
Gaslighting is perhaps one of the most insidious manipulative tactics out there because it works to distort and erode your sense of reality; it eats away at your ability to trust yourself and inevitably disables you from feeling justified in calling out abuse and mistreatment.
I wonder if we will ever stop seeing each other
if we will ever realize that we will never fully belong to one another
because we will never fully understand how to love ourselves.