“You have to stop believing that you need other people’s permission to be okay with yourself. That however you do or don’t align with what other people value determines your worth. That however the world does or doesn’t show you kindness is a direct reflection of how much you deserve it. You have to be kind to yourself. Even, and probably most especially, when it seems least deserved.”—Brianna Wiest, You Have To Be Kindest To Yourself When It Seems Least Deserved (via cultivate-solitude)
“You are not clingy, or needy, or silly for having needs for affection and affirmation and attention within a romantic relationship. Those needs aren’t an embarrassing outgrowth of your low-self esteem or depression or whatever messy emotional issues you may have going on, that’s just basic shit that people need from each other. We of course should not make our partners responsible for meeting all of our emotional needs – it’s not someone’s else’s job to make you happy. But inside a healthy relationship, being able to show affection, pay attention, and demonstrate “you are amazing and important to me” is a pleasure, not some task or burden.”—Jennifer Peepas (via moonsads)
I love that you don’t put up with my negativity and actively help me in trying to change. I love that you make me look at things from a different point of view. I love how even though I know you’re annoyed at me, you’re just trying to help me better myself so I can be happier.