1.14.2009

shout out to the broken-hearted.


When it comes to romance, everyone deserves to be completely and absolutely adored. Nobody should settle for less. I cannot tell you how much I mean this.

It's a necessary and wretched part of life to pursue someone who isn't as interested as you are; but as someone who's gone through this probably more than most I say: Get over it and dig deep to find what about yourself is lacking that compels you to carry on with that kind of rejection. Rid yourself of excuses about why the other person isn't fully exchanging your affections. Stop envisioning a future where they will adore you the way you think they possibly could.

I promise you'll be happier for it.

(I am writing this publicly to ensure that I see it again when I need it.)

6 comments:

whitney joy said...

what do you mean "necessary"?

laura said...

It's just one of those tough things that everyone inevitably experiences...who do you know who has not gone through this?

whitney joy said...

good point. I get it, I just wish it wasn't necessary. maybe if we were smarter...

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Sorry, typos. I suggest The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers. I think you could relate. Besides, it's just a darn good read.

Mark said...

Easier said than done, but truth was written, I'll heed your advice because I totally agree. I have preached this to so many friends, but when I am in the situation I'm totally not willing to see the reality of the situation. Seeing it in writing for some reason affected me more.