It has always felt like a part of me has gone missing.
What is the right way to mend the heart that has been mauled and kicked over innumerable times?
The next time you think of being capable of changing a man or believing that the extremes of your love can convince him to heal and love you back, remind yourself that a broken man is just like a crawling snail with a broken shell. And just like how snails have the ability to mend its broken shell on its own, no one can fix a broken man but himself.
Being kind does not mean putting up with everyone’s bullshit. Being loving does not mean ignoring all the red flags and doing everything you can just because you love them.