breaks up quotes

Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.
How To Get Over Your Ex

1. Take them down from that pedestal – even if they were great, they still had lots of flaws and were less than perfect.

2. Recognise that it is over – and actively decide to leave the past behind and move on with your life.

3. Don’t contact them at all. It is hard to move on, and to start again, if you keep them in your life.

4. Avoid the places you know they tend to be; and only see mutual friends when they are not around.

5. Go out with your friends, don’t stay at home on your own. If you’re out having fun you will think of them less often.

Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good. But sometimes there were good times. Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep beside me and never dreamed afraid. There should be stars for great wars like ours.
—  Sandra CisnerosOne Last Poem for Richard
Do you know what it means to belong to someone? It means even if I walk away and get lost, Iife will always find a way for me to come back to you. I’m not your property, but I do belong to you.
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Things I want to say to a preborn love.

The plant refused to die even when I refused to water it, unlike the love that refused to live when I rang myself bone dry for it.
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FROM THE VAULT: Sienna Burnett - “Survivor” (Great Plains 2015)

Performing during prelims at the 2015 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up.  Subscribe to Button on YouTube!  

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