you can not fix a broken man. Any attempt to make him whole costs pieces of yourself. Ones you need to maintain your loving strength. He is worthy of love. And will find love when he does the work himself. This letter is to you, not him. life can be so hard. Most people wear masks to protect themselves. In hiding their hurt, they hide who they truly are. It is inevitable that you will see their true selves eventually. When you do you will be disappointed. Whatever you do, don’t be so hard on yourself. You, heart on your sleeve girl. You, warts and all girl. True love still takes work. Lots of investment, but it fits like puzzle pieces. True love is not leaving notes in a suggestion box and hoping that they are read. It’s knowing and being known in your bones. It’s laughing AND crying together. It’s showing up when you’d rather hide. Showing up when you are needed. It’s being present because you can’t imagine anywhere else you’d rather be, not because you were told to be. True love is not perfect. It has hair in its ears. It leaves food in the sink. But some day you will find a person who gives more than they take. Who loves YOU warts and all. Who, smiling, shakes their head at the fact that you can’t find your way out of a paper sack. Then takes your hand and shows you the way. Don’t settle for anything else. Life it too long and too difficult to have to constantly teach your partner how to love you well. Wait for that person who looks into your eyes and sees your soul. Who lets you see theirs. Wait for the person who sets down their mask. Who lets you in. You may not be whole either. I know that you are not. True love will fill those pieces in your heart made by the rest of the world and you will do the same for them.
You are worth it!E