Having someone outside the situation who can validate your perceptions is an important tool in recovery.
“Why am I telling myself that I’ve been harmed?”
Being the highly empathetic friend with anxiety, however, is often far more complicated than simply listening to friends’ problems and offering a shoulder to cry on.
If no one has told you this recently, let me remind you that you are so much more than your experiences.
Feelings change every day, and there is nothing wrong with that.
“you’ll be fine”
I will love you until you forget—who she was, how she left, why you stopped believing in love and in yourself for a minute. I will love you until you remember your worth.
She will give you all her heart, once she believes that you’re never going to leave her.
Be a little bit selfish with yourself. Don’t give yourself to anyone. Don’t share who you are with everyone. Give bits and pieces until you know for sure that someone deserves every little part of you.
Remember the ones who didn’t leave you behind, who followed you even when you were headed the wrong way, who fought through battles with you. Remember the ones who stayed and never left.