and a word to the wise

It was narrated from Abū Hurayrah – Allāh be pleased with him – that the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said:

“Verily, the servant may speak a single word for which he plummets into the Hellfire farther than the distance between East and West.”

— Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (6112), Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim (2988)

We aren’t afraid of love; we are afraid of not being loved in return.
—  C.H. // Unrequited

Whether it’s positive or negative.
Don’t make it dramatic.
Don’t sugar coat it.
Don’t put a positive spin on it. Don’t make up excuses about it.
Don’t hesitate on it.
Don’t make up stories to dilute it.
Don’t play with words to divert attention from it.
Simply, be truthful!