You deserve healing, too, giver. But sometimes you can’t get that healing from others. Sometimes the only one you can receive that healing from is yourself.
You give and give. You forget your needs. And when you look in the mirror you no longer see your heart—you see an exhausted soul.
Caring for people is not wrong; it’s when we stop caring for ourselves that hurts us. We can love with all we have, but we must value ourselves, too, and even more so.
Love is hard. There’s no denying that. But closing yourself off is harder. Being distant is harder. Pushing everything and everyone away out of fear is harder. Never letting yourself feel is harder.
I don’t know how to not care about someone who’s shown me possibility.
I thought I could fix everything that was broken. Maybe that’s my biggest flaw, thinking I can love something into healing