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The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.
—  Nicholas Sparks

A Reminder

Being in a long distance relationship does not mean:

  • Your relationship is less valid than a local one
  • You don’t really love each other
  • You will never meet
  • You don’t deserve happiness
  • You don’t have any self worth
  • You trust too easily
  • It will NEVER work out
  • You will never find true love
  • Your partner is cheating on you

What it DOES mean:

  • You deserve to give it a shot
  • Your relationship is valid
  • You should put effort into making it work
  • It can end like any other
  • It can work out like any other
  • You deserve love
  • Even if it doesn’t feel like it, anyone can love you
  • Your partner is just as committed to you as you are to them
  • Your relationship is beautiful
  • This relationship has just as much of a chance at being true love as any other
  • You have wonderful qualities that anyone can recognize
  • Your partner loves you
  • You should never doubt your love
  • You understand hardship
  • Everything will work out in the end

Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with.
I want balloons for my birthday. I want to wake up to my friends shouting happy birthday. I want flowers on my doorsteps. I want a note to follow instructions that would take me to a backyard where you’d be waiting for me with a box of my favourite pizza. I want all of that but what I get every birthday are excuses, emails from amazon wishing me birthday and stupid cards from my distant aunts. I get nothing which reminds me i’m special because maybe i am not. half my friends wouldn’t even care if I stop showing up for class, or I randomly disappear. that’s the sad part. the people who want to be loved the most, never get flowers on their birthday.
—  birthday/nikitagupta

Dear Future Daughter:

1) When you’re at some party, chain smoking on the roof with some strange girl with blue hair and exorbitant large dark eyes, ask her about her day. I promise you, you won’t regret it. Often times you’ll find the strangest of people have the most captivating of stories to tell.

2) Please, never mistake desire for love. Love will engulf your soul, whilst desire will emerge as acid, slowly making it’s way through your veins, gradually burning you from the inside out.

3) No one is going to fucking save you, anything you’ve read or heard otherwise is bullshit.

4) One day a boy is going to come along who’s touch feels like fire and who’s words taste like vanilla, when he leaves you, you will want to die. If you know anything at all, know that it is only temporary.

5) Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently

—  Abbie Nielsen
Relationships are worth fighting for, but you can’t be the only one fighting.