"Nothing can wear you out like caring about people."
S.E. Hinton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go."
Daniell Koepke (via rhymine)
"Just say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t expect someone to read your mind and don’t play games with heads or hearts. Don’t tell half truths and expect trust when the full truth comes out; half truths are no better then lies. Don’t be cold to someone you care about; indifference hurts more than angry words."
Care too little, you’ll lose them. Care too much, you’ll get hurt.
"Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life that you expect it to always be there,because you can’t remember a time in your life when it wasn’t. But then one day you feel something else, something that feels wrong, only because it’s so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize you’re happy."
And there’ll always be those awkward times when we look at each other and remember how things used to be.