Put your phone away at the dinner table. If you’re someone who is constantly on your phone, they’ll be floored.
You don’t need to go along with every little thing. You’re allowed to have opinions, you’re allowed to disagree and say so. You aren’t a candidate on “The Bachelor” — you can have a personality.
Given the choice between judging someone and trying to be understanding, you should at least try to opt for the latter.
People never seem to understand why you can be the person who sets the time everyone should meet at… and then simultaneously be the person who shows up 15 minutes late. But to you, that seems totally normal.
Do I feel secure and validated in my own skin, or do I still crave a significant other’s approval?
The feelings of inadequacy aren’t rooted in reality, they’re rooted in fear. And everyone, at one point or another, is scared. But that doesn’t mean you don’t stack up to everyone else so much as it just means you’re a normal human being.
“He was like the flesh and blood equivalent of a DKNY dress…. you know it’s not your style, but it’s right there, so you try it on anyway.”
Coffee wasn’t a taste I acquired, it was a taste I was born with.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength and humility.
“It was a very old property, and at first, the hauntedness of it all seemed kind of romantic.”