Chandler would have died alone without Monica.
No matter how much you love someone, it doesn’t make them obligated to love you back.
The very challenges inherent in life make it possible to thrive. Without said challenges, there would be nothing to overcome. You can’t possibly have “the best” of times without simultaneously having “the worst” of times.
If he truly wanted to be with you then why isn’t he?
I fell in love with the idea of him, with his perceived potential.
As I basked in the warmth of self-love, I resolved to never again habitually deprive myself of the love I deserve.
To think we are special has led to countless religious wars, political wars, economic wars, nightmares among children worried about all the ways the species can end.
I still feel the need to excuse myself from a conversation when I hear beautiful women, whom I admire talk negatively about themselves.
And honestly, I should have realized that long time ago. That I wasn’t really first, that I’m always next to her.
It’s not supposed to make your best friend heartbroken because it pains her to see you settle for less than you deserve.