“I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone.”—Unknown (via unlively)
She may not be the best at words. She may be ashamed of her tears. She may fumble over her feelings and try running for the hills when you start to come closer, but these are not the times to walk away. What you must realize, at the heart of all she does, she is just asking you to really see her.
And if you are brave enough to look closely, you may see that in her heart she has already given more than you could have ever hoped for. In her trying, she has loved you; oh, how she has loved you.
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
Falsely yours”—Charles Bukowski (via emilymlarson)
“Codependency isn’t sexy. It isn’t romantic. It’s built with a fuse and will surely burn out. The healthiest thing you can say to the one you love is, “I would be okay without you, and that’s why I choose to stay.””—LB, A Few Things About Love (via dangervvank)
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
“Come over and I will make you a cup of
your favorite coffee.
Or I can make you brunch.
We can get lost in
the sheets on my bed
and maybe in each other’s eyes.
Come over and I will play your favorite record.
I’ll spin you around and
pull you into me.
Come over and we can find constellations
in the stars and in the freckles
on our shoulders.
Come over and we can talk about
our darkest secrets.
Or about the way you light up the
room when you smile.
Come over and we can make liars
out of everyone who’s ever said
all good things must come to an end.”—C, come over tonight (via coltonsnead)
“You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all… If that happens, you’re doing it right.”—Ira Glass (via wordsthat-speak)
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”—Tupac Shakur (via emilymlarson)
“Only be with someone who you think you can learn from. They should be smarter than you in certain ways so that you can continue to grow and be interested. Above all, you should undoubtedly be proud that you are with them.”—something my 10th grade history teacher told me about how he knew he wanted to marry his wife (via modernmethadone)