No, you can’t fix whatever is wrong, you can’t solve the problem for them — but you can be their shoulder to cry on. You can be there to listen while they rant. You can remind them that no matter what happens you’re going to be standing by their side.
Maybe you’re successful in ways that are much harder to measure.
You are lovable, even if they did not love you.
You shouldn’t put effort into someone who refuses to put in effort of their own.
It means what you’re doing excites you. It means what you’re doing matters.
Your instinct might be to protect your heart and keep your guard high, but you can’t stay closed off forever.
There’s a chance they will push you away instead of pushing their partner away.
You don’t have to work yourself until you’re exhausted. You don’t have to keep going until you’re near tears. You don’t have to push and push and push yourself until you feel like you’re going to collapse.
Your goals are never-ending. You never have a break. You never allow yourself to pause, to recharge, to breathe.
You’re never going to be satisfied. As soon as you reach a goal, you’re going to create another goal, which is why you might feel like you aren’t meeting your goals. But your failure is only an illusion.