I’m sorry I let him convince you that you were damaged and broken and hard to love. I’m sorry I let him make you think what you needed and wanted from a boyfriend was impossible.
The day I was free from you was the day I realized I am enough, more than enough, all by myself.
You are strong, you are capable, you are empowered.
We want to believe that this sort of thing happens in every relationship. We tell ourselves we’re just so in love and with every passionate thing, there’s bound to be blazing fights.
There’s a difference between choosing him, even when he doesn’t choose you, and choosing happiness, choosing adventure, choosing a love which does not exhaust you and disappoint you and break you, but one which lifts you up.
Here’s to the girls who go to events just for the perfect Instagram shot, the girls who crowd pumpkin patches and Christmas markets, dragging their boyfriend along simply to be their personal photographer.
I miss when love felt simple. When love was without thought and without worry.
I hope so.
You don’t have to say sorry for being sensitive and having a fragile heart.
Your partner is only meant to be an extension of you, not the missing piece.