When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves what you learn to appreciate and admire are every relationship you see that’s good, that lasts because it’s those people that give you hope.
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When You’re The Girl Who Is Too Familiar With Love That Leaves

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves you build walls around your heart out of fear of someone getting too close. But you also know that’s where deep connections form and that’s what you long for.

You’ve grown comfortable when it comes to watching people come and go that you don’t grow too emotionally attached. You reserve parts of yourself and keep things hidden. But people like you are a dime a dozen and even valiant attempts to hide a heart that is so pure is difficult.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a lot that leaves you reserve three words and keep them really close because the last time you said them, you were met with goodbye.

It’s love that seems like a great idea but the reality seems so far away.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves what you learn to appreciate and admire are every relationship you see that’s good, that lasts because it’s those people that give you hope.

You don’t meet them at resentment or jealousy but rather something to look forward to one day when love can be yours.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves it isn’t that you fear love or write it off entirely. You admire it. You respect it. You know very well that it wasn’t love that hurt you but someone’s inability to.

People often confuse the two but you’ve never done such a thing.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves what you learn is everyone returns at one point or another. Maybe to simply right a wrong and be able to put their heads down on the pillow at night without guilt. But you’ve never been someone who holds resentment in your heart.

You understand sometimes even the best love people aren’t ready for.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves what you learn is to love hard. Care about the people within your circle. Build them up and make them feel everything you feel deeply.

You are the kind of person whose love lights up the lives of those who choose you. You are the kind of person who is most worthy of the love you’ve been able to give so easily.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves you learn to stay put. You learn self love for every story others haven’t met you at. You learn that the most important relationship has nothing to do with others and everything to do with how you feel about yourself.

They often say, the way you love others reflects the way you feel about yourself. And maybe you get hurt more for wearing your heart on your sleeve but when given the choice you wouldn’t change anything about yourself.

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves you learn to love even those who must go and you touch them in such a way that the love you’ve shared is what stays with them forever. TC mark

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Kirsten is the author of But Before You Leave, a book of poetry about the experiences we struggle to put into words. Follow Kirsten on Instagram or read more articles from Kirsten on Thought Catalog.