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?
As I basked in the warmth of self-love, I resolved to never again habitually deprive myself of the love I deserve.
I still feel the need to excuse myself from a conversation when I hear beautiful women, whom I admire talk negatively about themselves.
It’s not supposed to make your best friend heartbroken because it pains her to see you settle for less than you deserve.
As the harsh whispers of my anxiety melded into a shout, constantly pelting my mind with criticism, I nearly obeyed my mind’s taunts, mistaking my anxiety’s voice for my own.
Your real friends won’t sugarcoat the truth. They won’t lie to you just to make you feel better. They are going to tell you the harsh reality of any situation you find yourself in. Because they know you better than you know yourself.
To be honest you have to be courageous enough to speak your truth, and to be able to speak your truth you have to respect yourself enough to know what that is.