A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.
Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test.
Love, if this is how you choose to leave me let me let you.
The people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they are worthy of love and belonging.
The problem is that you cannot selectively numb emotion. You can’t say ‘Here’s the bad stuff. Here’s vulnerability, here’s grief, here’s shame, here’s fear, here’s disappointment. I don’t want to feel these.’ […] You can’t numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects, or emotions. When we numb those, we numb joy. We numb gratitude. We numb happiness.