How many times have you lost yourself in loving someone else?
How many times have you given someone way more love than they gave you in return?
How many times have you let someone determine your happiness or your sadness?
Don’t let someone define you. Don’t let the fact that whether someone is in your life or not be the reason for your happiness or your sadness.
You need to find your own happiness. You need to learn how to make yourself happy.
You will never be able to give someone the full version of yourself until you have learned to put yourself first. You will never be able to love in the healthiest of ways until you know and understand the love that you need and deserve.
If you are sitting, wondering, if you deserve more from the person in your life, let me tell you something: You do.
You should never question if the love you are receiving is enough. When it’s enough, when it’s real and genuine, you will know it.
You should never have to fight twice as hard as your partner to make the relationship work.
You should never have to spend another night up alone crying wondering if you are enough.
You are enough.
Love should be equal. Love should be give and take. Love should be trust, content and knowing that the person always has your back at the end of the day.
Once you learn self-love, once you learn your worth, once you know that you are worthy of the most amazing, genuine, safe, trusting love, you will never settle.
You are strong. You are beautiful. The world is yours. Never forget it.
-@christielynnnn (source: @thoughtscatalog)