“I can’t trust people anymore, cause of the way he hurt me”
I get it when you say that. I really do. Cause I’ve been there.
I know what it feels like to want to protect your heart.
You still open your arms for people, but this time not so wide.
You no longer feel excited about the prospect of meeting someone new. You just feel indifferent.
Yes, that’s the word.
Indifferent. Like it just doesn’t matter anymore.
The part of yourself that you were once able to give away so easily, is absent, and you can’t figure out why.
Sometimes you even wonder if it’ll be absent forever.
You feel like you’ve already given too much and now you’ve got nothing to offer.
It’s like spending all the money you had, on the first few stores that you saw on the way, and now you’re standing in front of an amazing store that has so much to offer, but you’ve run out of money.
And that sucks.
You wish you could go back.
You wish you had something left. Something. Anything.
But you’ve got nothing.
And you think that’s how it works with people.
But let me tell you something. You might not believe me right now, cause you’re in denial and your heart is hurting. But one day you will.
You need not be hopeless, cause you can never be irreparably broken.
Yes that’s right. You can’t.
You might feel like you’ve forgotten how to love another person properly,
but the ability to love someone doesn’t just go away,
even if it’s a muscle you haven’t flexed in a while.
Remember when you thought the world of them? Like you’d crumble if they ever left.
But you’re still standing, aren’t you?
And you made it through that.
If you always keep your heart guarded and your walls up, cause you’re scared of getting hurt again, people might not be able to hurt you,
But you know what?
They might not be able to love you either.
So let it go.
Love like you’ve been hurt. Cause in all honesty, we’ve all been hurt in love.
And we’ve all given ourselves another chance.
So don’t ever say that you’re broken. Cause broken things don’t work.
But you still do.
You’re not broken, just bent,
And you will learn to love again.