When you’re a friend with someone who has anxiety, you’re friends with someone who will never neglect you. They aren’t going to ditch you for other people, or the ‘cool’ crowd. They know your loyalty and wouldn’t ever dream of giving up a wonderful friendship. You make them feel more comfortable and more at ease. Why would they ever give that up?
The guy that broke your heart.
When I know that, still, my foundation is impenetrable and one that will not break.
She may disappear from time to time in order to renew herself before returning to said conversation, party, or social setting. She doesn’t intend to offend anyone, but is simply doing what she must to survive.
No one tells you that it is only true consent if you’re doing it for your own enjoyment, not just because you want someone else to be happy, or you want them to love you, or because you think it’s expected.
At this very moment, I am writing this in the middle of the vast ocean, feeling the waves beneath me, surrounded by strangers, nostalgia seeping in through my veins, my heart slowly breaking – for the millionth time in the span of five years.
Strong women are the ones who leave behind the past for the brighter days of their future. They are the ones who find the strength within themselves to let go. And who find the strength within themselves to leave their former selves behind them.
It is not easy being a “sensitive guy.” Boys are taught early on to be tough. Be the protector. Stand your ground and don’t let anything affect you. Anything other than that is seen as weak or incapable.