Gemini: You aren’t happy with yourself. When other people are around, you act like you have it all together, but when you’re alone, you fall apart. That’s why you settle for less than you deserve. Because you don’t realize how much you deserve.
Mixed signals mean that he cares — but not enough.
She’s not going to plan out all the dates, initiate all the phone calls, and lead all the conversations. She’s not going to be the one doing all the work, putting in all the effort. Not anymore.
It’s not fair that I look different than I did in all of the old photographs of us together. That I’ve had so much time to change, to grow, while your opportunity to blossom was taken away. Your future was taken away.
Rereading old conversations is the most dangerous thing you could do. Because it’s going to remind you of things you have no business remembering.
When I got in my Hyundai and pulled the stick shift into reverse, the backup camera popped on, showing me the area behind my bumper. A little girl was playing in the street, purple chalk balanced in her hand.
Keeping score. He should put in as much effort as you do — but that doesn’t mean you should keep a running tally of every single thing that he does (and doesn’t do).
We want to appear independent. We want to seem like we’re perfectly fine going through life without a hand to hold. So we act like we don’t need anyone. Like we’re perfectly happy with just sex. Like we aren’t waiting for that text back.
When things get hot and heavy, does he try to take off your shirt or your pants first?
She can’t blindly believe that you aren’t going to hurt her. Because she’s believed before. And she’s been hurt before.