Sure, you can comfort this person and teach them what real love is, but you cannot change their mindset.
There comes a turning point, when you’ve been so used to lying, that you start to believe your own lies and the line between fact and fiction gets maddeningly blurry.
What is exactly is “sexy”?
My father was not nor is he now, a monster. He was however, with me, extremely cold and emotionally unavailable.
It’s never you that I don’t trust – it’s the instability of feelings. And emotions. And … well, life.
Trust is a thing that’s hard to earn yet easy to break. It’s fragile. It’s a leap of faith. It’s a terrifying thing to allow yourself to be vulnerable and open up to someone else.
There is a reason you always think he’s texting his ex … even when he’s not. Resolving trust issues starts with learning to truly trust yourself, before you can trust someone else.
Loyalty has become lukewarm allegiance that weak-willed people try to alter the meaning of, so it can fit whatever is currently convenient and justifying of their behavior.
As embarrassing and preposterous as this is, people consider Facebook’s ‘In a relationship’ label to be the equivalent of an online wedding band.
You just found me in the wrong universe. That’s all. This is, as they say, the darkest timeline. Everywhere else, nay, “everywhen” else — us in the Civil War, us in Ancient Egypt, us in the swinging ’60s — we are happy.