Your heart is depleted from extending itself to those who probably didn’t deserve it in the first place. You know something has to change, but you no longer have the energy to figure out what that is or how to do it.
I’ll remind myself that I deserve to be with someone who lets me know I’m valued by showing up to a date on time, or even better, showing up early.
Sexual assault wasn’t something I was emotionally connected to. Sexual assault was serious and awful but it was something that happened to other women.