When you love someone, you don’t distance yourself from them emotionally. You don’t put up a wall, shutting them out. You don’t allow your fears from past experiences cloud your current relationship.
You can’t feel like a failure when you find out your favorite author writes 5,000 words on an average day when your best days involve 2,000 words.
You can forgive this person without allowing them back into your world, without giving them another chance, without acting like everything is okay between the two of you again.
You don’t understand why the relationship ended. You don’t understand why they treated you the way they treated you. Maybe if you understood it would be easier to deal with the pain.
You don’t want to fall for them again and break up with them again over and over on a loop. You are better than that self-destructive cycle. You deserve more than that illusion of love.
The only way you know for sure you aren’t going to reach your dreams is if you stop trying, stop putting in effort, stop risking failure.
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Sometimes, letting go means you’re brave enough to be honest with yourself. It means you’re wise enough to see when something isn’t working.
When someone you love won’t let you help them, you have to take a step back and remind yourself it’s not your responsibility to save them.
The pain you’re feeling right now is not going to make a permanent home within you.