You need to take things one day at a time, one task at a time, one worry at a time.
You shouldn’t strive to look like the one who cares less.
You have to learn to separate your old, lingering fears from your reality.
You should want to meet their highest expectations, not their minimum expectations.
You might think that you know exactly what you’re doing, you might think you can handle your heart, but you might be wrong. You might be setting yourself up for a whole lot of heartbreak.
If you’ve stopped communicating with them, if you’ve stopped confronting them when they’ve upset you, if you’ve stopped bothering to try to get them to see your side, then it’s probably time to end the relationship.
None of these things are asking for too much. They’re only too much when you’re asking the wrong person.
You get uncomfortable when he buys you gifts or surprises you with romantic gestures. You feel like you haven’t earned it. You feel like you’re never going to pay him back. You feel like he’s going to regret it once he realizes that you aren’t actually the girl of his dreams.
You need to learn that you are valuable, that you are a catch, that you are worthy of love.
He shouldn’t leave as soon as things get tough. He shouldn’t get scared off by imperfect moments.