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You can only control your own actions. Not other people’s reactions.
A son is a son 'til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life.
Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.
...love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.
Maybe the thing to do after you roll the dice-and lose-is simply pick them up and roll them again.
When you’re in love, sometimes you have to swallow your pride, and sometimes you have to keep your pride. It’s a balance. But when the relationship is right, you find the balance.
I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.
Life's not black-and-white. Sometimes the ends justifies the means.
Although I'm sure there are plenty of tall, gorgeous, life-of-the-party guys who are also true to their wives, I happen to believe that a disproportionate number of them are cheaters.
I think it's important to try to be present with whatever it is you're doing. And if you can't be present, take a break.
Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye. Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You'll win this fight.
This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you aren’t as devastated.
I write about relationships and I try to create real-life characters.
It always takes two. For relationships to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed.
(mother)" She used to tell me to get my nose out of my book and go get some fresh air.
True love is supposed to make you into a better person-uplift you.
Recognizing that there is more heartbreak in continuous disappointment than a void.
Happiness is the best revenge, you know? Just be happy. It's a choice.
Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past
His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.
He who fails to plan, plans to fail.
He was uncomplicated and upbeat and easy. At one point, I might have thought these traits made him a simpleton, but now I think they just translate to happiness.
But I am learning that perfection isn't what matters. In fact, it's the very thing that can destroy you if you let it.
Nothing is ever perfect. It is what you make of it.
He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
Sweetened ice tea is one of the things I love about the South, right up there with homemade biscuits and cheese grits.
For true downtime, I enjoy going for light runs, having drinks with friends and going to the movies with my husband.
Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, but it's important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.
You can run but you can't hide
The worst is when someone in your past trumps the person in your present, and you think to yourself: if I'd known this, then maybe I wouldn't have let him go.
No, scratch the word "career." Careers are for people who wish to advance. I only want to survive, draw a paycheck.
I love him wholly and unconditionally and without reservation. I love him enough to sacrifice a friendship. I love him enough to accept my own happiness and use it, in turn, to make him happy back.
I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you're single among a room full of couples.
But now we have time. Endless time stretches before us.
People generally didn't cheat in good relationships.
And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.
Love is seldom—almost never—an even proposition. Someone always loves more.
My head spins as I glance away, refusing to get sucked back into his gaze when so much is at risk.
It's like when someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst. But in some ways, it's sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they've missed in your life. In the world.
i wish i could freeze this moment, somehow delay my final decision, and just hang here in the balance between two places, two worlds, two loves.
There is no grief like heartbreak.
My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love.
Things are what they are and there's no point dwelling in the past or wondering what could have been.
Things certainly aren't the way you imagine them when you're a kid and dreaming big dreams about what your life as a grown-up will look like.
Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.
Often I feel that projects overwhelm us when we look at how many hours are involved until completion. But just getting started is usually not that difficult.
How different this moment feels, for so many reasons. I tell myself that no two loves are identical - but that I don't have to compare anymore.
Anything worthwhile is tough.
You’ll never regret being a good friend.