Anyone who suffers with depression, anxiety or panic attacks, they are not a signs of weakness, they are usually signs of trying to stay strong for too long, or you put your mask on every day to try and show that you’re okay, and that there is nothing wrong when in reality there is so much going on in your head. People might say they’re attention seeking, these people are not attention seeking. People who have depression, anxiety or panic attacks don’t need you saying “you’re an attention seeker” these people need support, not you labelling them, or judging them. Maybe understand a bit more before you decide to label someone like that. Support them, talk to them about what might have triggered it, they need you.
I look at you and I see something magical, so amazing that makes me fall for you over and over again. I look at you and see something so tempting that makes me want you even more. I look at you and see something that I can’t be without.
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on—series polygamy—until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.