When he tells you he loves you, accept the words. Accept the feeling.
I am slowly learning that it is okay to distribute my love with caution.
Maybe I am just a grudge holder, but I think it is extremely important to acknowledge toxic people and know when, and how, to escape before the Final Friend Shit Show has its grand finale.
“We hurt, too. We want to be told nice things, too.”
You deserve someone who makes you feel special, every day, consistently. You deserve a person whose happiness is to keep that smile on your face.
So what I’m broken? I still will love you more than anyone ever has.