“ A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about.
“ For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”… The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.
— Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via modernhepburn)
“ The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.
some days, this is what’s happening in my head
“ I’ll fight for you, but I will not compete for you
this is what I think my insides look like.