A guarded woman doesn’t jump into love until you show her it’s okay to fall.
Intelligent girls refuse to take part in drama. They do not want to fight for your attention. They do not want to decipher mixed signals.
The kind of guy to make the guarded girl finally fall in love feels safe, and she hates that at first, because she’s so used to falling for people who make her feel daring, like she’s taking an adventurous risk by giving them a chance.
You choose to let go when she’s fighting to hold on. You hurt her because you’re just as scared as she is.
She appears confident but if you really got to know her to the core of who she is with a simple touch you’ll see her shake.
She is guarded because she fears that you will see the real woman behind the brave face.
Don’t build the wall so high that possibility can’t get in, but don’t make it so accessible that toxicity does.
She comes off as being cold and insensitive, but I promise, she’s not. You see, when someone loves so immensely deep, to ultimately get their heart broken, everything begins to shift.
I push you away because I can’t see how someone like you could love someone like me. I don’t believe it. I see my flaws like a neon sign in the dead of the night.
This is what happens when the girl who hoped for more is broken, when she feels stupid for choosing to love someone who never wanted to love her back.