My heart is a mess right now… I still love him so much. Happy to be talking to him again, finally… Why does it hurt?
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.
It’s like this, people will usually like us for being nice. They will admire and respect us for having our act together. But they can only love us when we allow them to see our vulnerabilities and our flaws.
—Katherine Woodward Thomas (via misscannabliss)