The easiest, most knee-jerk reaction to an “almost” relationship of any kind is regret, resentment, and even pity.
I’m warning you that staying can turn into weakness and that weakness can become a trap and you might not even see it for what it is until one sleepless night a decade later.
That’s what “right” means to me, it means honest.
If you want to make peace with your past, you’ll need to let go of this dream that your past could have gone any other way and trust that how it went is how it was meant to go.
Eating disorders really are the last effort we take to continue keeping it all inside.
he was afraid because our children make us question everything when they are trying to forgive what we would not
Those miles would kill you you told me I laughed at my own independence
We must push our own knowing out into the world. Through small and simple and excruciating efforts, we must show ourselves how enough we are, how we are more—so much more—when we do not hold back
The reality is, having one last talk with our ex is rarely ever a wish for one last talk.
When we do not admire ourselves, we do not seek a partner who we can admire. And so, we wind up forfeiting admiration for what is comfortable.