YOU.

Yes, you.

The thing that every last one of us has to realize is that the only true love that can exist is the one that lives without expectation. One that flows freely in both directions. One that doesn’t get angered by petty things because it doesn’t expect petty things. One that exists even when they are gone, even when they are no longer “officially” something to you. The kind that exists just because you like the person, and can maintain that past your deep, insane need to be with them.

Brianna Wiest, What Happens When You Confuse Attachment For Love 

(via thoughtcatalog)

Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.

—Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via larmoyante)

There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realize that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms.

Jeanette Winterson (via littleremindersoflove)

humansofnewyork:

"She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away."

humansofnewyork:

"She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away."

humansofnewyork:

"Her parents know about me. They just don’t know about us."

humansofnewyork:

"Her parents know about me. They just don’t know about us."

Love has a way of making us feel contractually obligated to stand by a person even when they’re slowly burying us along with them.

The Bravest Thing In Love, Shawn Binder (via thoughtcatalog)