You can’t magically make yourself happy. You can’t flick a switch and watch your sadness drain away. You can’t force yourself to feel okay again when you are falling apart on the inside.
Everyone goes through periods of stress — but you don’t have to fight through the discomfort. You don’t have to keep going until you collapse.
You don’t have to tear all your walls down and wear your heart on your sleeve. You can still be cautious about who you let into your heart. You can still get to know someone before deciding whether they deserve access to your thoughts. You are allowed to be picky about who you love. Just don’t swear off love completely.
It’s okay for you to decide you only want to surround yourself with people who will take your emotions seriously and distance yourself from the people who make you feel bad about having a heart.
My anxiety makes it hard to build new relationships because my guard is up too high for me to see clearly.
Failure means you put yourself out there. You were brave enough to try, to take a chance on yourself, to test your own limitations.
If your person isn’t interested in helping you through your lowest points, then they don’t deserve you during your highest points.
They are going to try their hardest to destroy your self-esteem so you lose the energy to fight, so you forget about walking away.
If someone cannot handle your love, they don’t deserve your love.
Don’t swear off of love after one bad experience. Don’t close off your heart when all you want is to be loved right.