When someone has shown you time and time again they’re going to hurt you, believe them.
We attach ourselves to potential. We fall in love with potential. We get so attached to the idea of what could be.
When I look back at that girl, I remember how she enjoyed the most mundane of things. How exhilarating it felt to be with someone new and to feel the spontaneity of it.
Don’t go back because of the memories. Don’t go back because of the peak moments or because of the highlight reel you’re looking at.
Taking time to focus solely on the loving and caring of you is the best thing you can do for yourself, and for everyone else that could potentially come into your life.
You can learn to live without the constant validation, and you can learn what you’ve depended on them to tell you all this time. Learn that you are valid.