All it takes is three simple words to explain a complicated relationship. I love you.
Michael Faudet

I am scared of falling in love, of craving you every second of every day, of needing you, of being addicted to you. I am scared of missing you more than I can handle, of losing you and myself in you. I am scared of not being enough, and of seeing my insufficiency in your eyes.
Romanshi, 05/05/14

Everyone knows
you can take care of yourself;
but I still promise 
to always be there
just incase you can’t.
Michelle K.

Hi atih,

I felt bad on how our talk went through yesterday. I wanna say sorry and talk to you about it, but I decided not to instead that’s why I’m just writing all of these here. I guess it’s better to just forget everything I have said and start over again. Yesterday and those other days I melted down weren’t on my list of proudest moments. I don’t know how it’ll affect us - our friendship, but I hope, I really hope that we can go back to they way we were before. Our friendship means a lot to me. 

That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted - someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman

It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.
John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories

Loneliness is a special kind of illness. It can be loud or soft. There are no right or wrong symptoms and finding a cure is easier said than done, but when one is found, I think it surprises us. Like, how quickly we can mend our wounds or how long it takes to find the places that hurt the most.
Nicole Anderson, 12:36 a.m.

Sometimes I grow
so tired of speaking
my emotions to you.
I open my mouth
and dust spills out
instead of feelings.
Gabriel Gadfly

I am trying to think of
all the times when
words didn’t work
and all the times
I used pain to remind myself
that I am still alive
and all the times
I let people
break my heart
just so I could feel
and I think I have
kissed more bottles than people
but either way I still end up
drunk on the idea of love.
Anthea Y., Typewriter Series #107

I’m told, the one who cares less in a partnership is the one who wins. I didn’t know this was a competition.

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
Hubert Humphrey

Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.
Jonathan Carroll

We’re all sinking in the same boat here. We’re all bored and desperate and waiting for something to happen. Waiting for life to get better. Waiting for things to change. Waiting for that one person to finally notice us. We’re all waiting. But we also need to realize that we all have the power to make those changes for ourselves.
Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You