While listening is the first step for communication in a relationship, empathy is what truly matters when your partner is talking about their struggles.
Sometimes, we mistake a teacher for a soulmate. But the most difficult feelings we experience with them, change us for the better.
Make yourself believe that you are independent and you are able to be alone.
God permits suffering not to really make us suffer but to test us.
On days I do not love myself, I wake up feeling afraid of myself. This body sometimes still feels like an intruder in the same home it built.
You will not find a love that is perfect, but you will find a love that reminds you that goodness exists. This love, it will inject honey into the soul of you, it will feel like warmth has cracked within your bones. And you will see how it learns you, and fights for you, and stays to weather the storms by your side. You will be reminded that there is connection in a world that often chooses distance over depth.
Casual sex feels like the cost of entry to not be alone.
You have proven your strength over and over again.
You are not where you want to be simply because you have not worked for it within yourself.
i don’t give in, but three nights ago i said your name over and over until i could breathe.
Essentially, whatever it is that brings you a sense of peace can be a great self-care tool.
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“This sadness is not a welcome part of my life and it does not belong here next to me.”
“I have toilet paper.”
Believe me when I say there is no such thing as the one who got away. You just met someone you deeply connected with and it didn’t work out at the end.
Coronered: When everyone else in your house has Covid-19 but you (so far).
You try to see the positives, remember that you are so lucky to know that time is running out, until you flip that coin and realize that you have to watch the sand slowly flow through the hourglass.
Remember: We’re all in this together. (But, like, emotionally and spiritually. Not physically. Please, stay away from other humans.)
Guilt is the virus that attacks stay at home parents, work at home parents, and working parents. Guilt is the virus that already lurks in my home, and now Coronavirus is threatening my safe bubble too.
Even the best of introverts love a good sweat session!
“In an overnight frenzy, the whole touring industry came to a halt. ..This is hard. Overnight, mine and thousands of others’ lives fell apart.”
It must have been abandoned by the last owners of the house. Our realtor wouldn’t tell us anything about the couple other than the fact that they had both passed away on the property.
If every moment felt as long as the one that sheeny white earpiece began doing slow-motion somersaults through the air on the one-stop service to Headphone Heaven, then I’d be messing with time more than Benjamin Button.
Even the smallest little changes can go a long way and help you create positive habits and routine adjustments.
Cancer: anything that will constantly validate you.
You aren’t able to concentrate on the right thing. All of your attention is being dragged in a different direction.
Tarot cards. If you don’t have access to a set or a way to get a set, you can do Tarot readings with playing cards as well!
You left. You made the choice to walk out the door and not turn back.
They did not choose you. They chose a life without you.
You’re allowed to be disappointed about cancelling the date you’ve been excited about for weeks, or the trip you’ve been planning for months, or the wedding you’ve been planning for years.
Tonight I’m here. Alone in my apartment. Contemplating the lives of others and the way the lights look. And wondering if I too appear busy enough, happy enough, content enough, loved enough.
I don’t need to follow someone else’s plan or have a goal. I don’t have to steer the river.
Scorpio: You wreck your relationship because of how tightly you want to control your relationship.
In a time where physical illness is at the forefront of everyone’s concern, it’s hard to give yourself permission to worry about mental illness as well.
You don’t know me, but if you did, you would know that my heart was fragile, like glass. And how I hid that weakness even from myself.
While connecting with other people who have experienced domestic abuse, it seemed that many of us have something in common. Victims of domestic abuse struggle with identifying themselves as real victims.
Your friends will be some of the best family you’ll ever know.
When you gaze into her eyes, you’ll know. You won’t question, you won’t push, you won’t be frustrated. It will be so easy, transparent—everything we were not.
Discovering that someone you love is struggling with a mental health condition can be surprising and, quite frankly, unnerving.
Maybe we’d pick up right where we left off, like no time had passed.
Trigger warning: sexual assault It feels sort of funny to write this, because I know it’s going to be so personal, yet I don’t even know your name. You don’t know mine either.
This is the time we can use social media and technology to bring ourselves closer to others who are in the same boat as us.
You recycle your plastics, sub oat milk in your iced vanilla lattes and turn the water off when you brush your teeth. But unfortunately, your efforts may be in vain.
I’ve dated many men with an avoidant attachment style. I’d say their love is, I imagine, equivalent to taking a hit of heroin. You’re on top of the world with it, but the rest of the time, you’re miserable.
I don’t want a baby because they will absolutely ruin my life.
Therapy—a scary word for some, helpful to others, and a life changing experience nonetheless.
It is imperative that you take the time to see your own worth and heal.
Remember, you can forgive a toxic human while still recognizing that you’re better off without them.
I will never know if any of it was real or if it was always some sick, twisted game you were playing.
You decided not to talk to me anymore. You decided our ‘relationship’ was over. But you don’t get to decide if it starts again.