Bottom line is, even if you see ‘em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.
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He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.

You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.
Junot Diaz- This is How you Lose Her (via creatingaquietmind)

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I don’t fit in your world.”
“Neither do I,” he said, his expression tender yet resolute. “So let’s make our own.
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves (via thatkindofwoman)

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She looks sad. She looks angry. She looks different from everyone else I know—she cannot put on that happy face others wear when they know they are being watched. She doesn’t put on a face for me, which makes me trust her somehow.
Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook (via larmoyante)

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There was nothing beautiful about how it ended. You fucked up my life.
Stop Thinking Too Much (#9: January 3, 2014)

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Sometimes love isn’t enough and sometimes it isn’t the right kind of love. People like to think that just because they’re in love, they’ll get a happily ever after. But then real life intrudes.

S.H. Kolee, Love Left Behind

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Don’t let people with no life ruin yours.
Colin Cowherd  (via thatkindofwoman)

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We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together. In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from our beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not natural bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our …life partner. They may have come for a very different reason - to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of your soul before vanishing into eternity. Perhaps they just came to give you new eyes. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes. (S)he may just be dropping in for a visit.
Jeff Brown (via creatingaquietmind)

This.

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