She Doesn’t Wear Her Heart On Her Sleeve Anymore

A girl who wears her heart on her sleeve
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She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because she is worried about having it snapped in half. She used to assume the risk was worth it, but now, she is starting to rethink that belief. Now, she isn’t sure if she is better off staying single. She loves love, but she hates heartbreak, so she is conflicted.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because she hates being called overemotional. Overdramatic. Overattached. She only goes out of her way for loved ones because she wants to make them happy, but if no one is going to appreciate her for it, then there is no sense in continuing to be kind. She might as well close herself off. She might as well put herself first for a change.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because she has opened up to the wrong people before. People who have used her sweetness against her. After being taken advantage of one too many times, she realized only certain people deserve her heart, so she is more careful about who she lets inside. They have to prove themselves before she will trust them.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because her honesty hasn’t been helping her in the dating department. If anything, it has been hurting her. She has accidentally chased others away by being too real with them too quickly. They weren’t able to handle her authenticity, because they were used to pretend smiles and fake I’m fines. Her forwardness was difficult for them to accept.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because she hasn’t met anyone who encourages her honesty. She keeps meeting people who are okay with almosts. People who avoid talking about emotions and slapping labels onto relationships. People who would never appreciate her openness.

She doesn’t wear her heart on he sleeve anymore because she isn’t interested in one-sided relationships. If someone dodges serious conversations and never admits how they are feeling, then she is not going to spill her soul to them. She is going to give them as little as they give her. She is going to keep the playing ground even.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because her vulnerability has been going unappreciated. Instead of realizing how much strength it takes her to be honest about her intentions, people assume she is weak for telling the truth and admitting her feelings and crying in public. They have made her feel embarrassed about doing the right thing.

She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve anymore because she doesn’t see the point. It seems like the more open she is, the harder she gets hurt, and she isn’t sure if she can handle another heartbreak right now. She is still healing from the last one.

She doesn’t wear her hear on her sleeve anymore because that’s what she has done all of her life, and so far, it has only screwed her over. TC mark

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