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Stop dating someone because its convenient


You need someone who is going to be there by your side through all the unglamorous, boring, hard, complicated moments in life because there will never be highs without lows. You need someone who is going to be there when you want to go on a midnight adventure and laugh so hard you nearly pee your pants — someone who gets it and laughs just as hard with you.

I didn't strive for his...

You are a wonderful, whole-hearted, full of life woman and you deserve someone who is going to appreciate this about you on top of everything else you offer. You are not too much or too little, you do not love too hard or feel too much, you do not need to change a single thing about yourself to make someone more attracted to you because you are perfectly enough the way you are.

You need someone who can feel as deeply and as passionately as you do.

Being in a relationship with...

Someone who is perfect for you makes you feel special — not empty and broken and worthless. You are deserving of a whole-hearted love from someone who makes you a priority, and you will find someone. You will receive the love from someone you keep pouring endlessly into others.

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You just have to let go of those who never started holding on to you first. You look back and you just feel stupid. You reread every text. You relive every memory. And Stop dating someone because its convenient all starts making sense — he never wanted love. He only wanted attention. He only wanted validation. I love the writing and the photos. A new Thought Catalog series exploring our connection to each other, our food, and where it comes from. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday.

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