Don’t let anyone convince you your standards are too high when all you’re really asking for is a strong, stable relationship.
You deserve more than someone who cannot even send a text back. You deserve more than someone who half asses their effort.
You shouldn’t stay with someone in the hopes they’re going to change their behavior, in the hopes they are going to rise to your standards, in the hopes they aren’t going to act anything like the way they have been acting lately.
You get butterflies whenever their name appears on your phone, whenever they compliment you on your outfit, whenever their skin brushes against yours on accident.
Whenever someone flirts with you, or admits to having feelings for you, you’re suspicious.
You’re putting your whole heart and soul into each message — and he’s replying with one word answers.
You don’t want to settle for someone who doesn’t fit you, someone who doesn’t respect you, someone who doesn’t deserve you, simply because you are worried about being alone instead.
They are going to understand you’re your own person with your own thoughts and emotions, and sometimes those thoughts will be dark, sometimes those emotions will be messy.
If you happen to have a problem with something your partner has said or done, you should feel comfortable talking to them about it to them without fear of the conversation escalating into an enormous fight.
It’s not easy being vulnerable about your emotions, especially when you’re used to looking like you have your shit together, when you’re used to acting like nothing bothers you, when you’re used to pretending everything rolls right off your back.