One-sided love is not love. It’s torture.
It’s waiting for something that might never happen. It’s looking at someone who doesn’t see you. It’s looking at your phone hoping they’d text you or call you as they call someone else.
One-sided love is not love. It’s a battlefield.
You’re battling your emotions. You’re battling your feelings. You’re battling reality. You’re battling everything people are telling you. You’re battling your own intuition. Your gut. Your logic. Your heart. It’s a battle you can’t win. A war you can’t stop. It’s losing over and over again.
One-sided love is not love. It’s heartbreak.
It’s one person giving and the other one is taking. It’s one person loving and the other is not even moved. It’s one person willing to do anything to make it work and the other is not even thinking about it.
One-sided love is not love. It’s self-destruction.
It’s questioning your self-worth every night. It’s constantly wondering why you’re not enough, why you never get picked, why you’re never the chosen one. It’s feeling like you’ll never be loved because no one was able to love you back. No one you wanted truly wanted you.
One-sided love is not love. It’s a crush. It’s infatuation. It’s obsession.
It’s liking the idea of someone. But real love is never one-sided. Real love is reciprocated. Real love is patient. Real love is understanding. Real love is two people embarking on a wonderful journey together with all its ups and downs. It’s two people willingly choosing each other. It’s two people trying to accept each other and love the worst parts of one another. It’s two people promising to be there for each other in sickness and in health.
It’s loyalty. It’s reassurance. It’s commitment. It’s intimacy. It’s depth. It’s strength. It’s a reason to live longer. It’s a reason to have faith in life. Real love heals. One-sided love breaks. Real love is the only love you need to look for. One-sided love is anything but love. It’s a poetic term for heartbreak. A poetic term for suffering.
-@ranianaim (via @thoughtcatalog // instagram)