We don’t want to have to. We just want it to work out.
We do everything we can to prove that we belong, that we’re in the right place, that he’s the right one for us.
We play the part, we take on the role, we po […]
Like so many of us, I used to wonder what was so wrong with me.
My relationships all started out with such amazing potential, only to end in utter heartbreak. I couldn’t understand why it kept h […]
I used to think I was proving how strong I was, how unselfish I was, and how worthy of love I was by refusing to give up on the ones who were incapable of giving me the love I was longing for.
I was so […]
All I ever wanted was to be good enough.
No matter what I did or how hard I tried to measure up to someone else's standard of “good enough”, it was never, ever enough.
I always felt like I fell short.
And the […]
I've never been one to get it right the first time.
Two steps forward, one step back has always been my pattern. I set about on my own path, I learn, oh how I learn. And then just when I think I know what I'm […]
When I look back at everything I thought I knew, at how hard I fought to keep the ones I was never meant to be with, the ones who could never be capable of giving me what I needed more than anything else, I can […]
We've all heard so many versions of the same thing:
Just love yourself and your life will change. Just think positive and everything will be better. You just need to trust more, have more faith, believe it can be […]
You say goodbye even as your heart is breaking.
You let him go because after all, we're told that's what you do if you love someone who doesn't love you. Or can't commit to you. Or can't see you the way you long […]
I've never done well with good-byes. I resist, holding on to the dream of what could be, never wanting to let go.
No matter how much we weren't on the same page, no matter how much the writing was so clearly on […]