People do love you. It’s just difficult sometimes to see or believe that when you don’t love yourself. But that doesn’t mean that nobody loves you. They do. I promise you, they do.
—  Something to remember when you’re alone at 3am and it feels like your world is collapsing around you.
If you hear something over and over for your whole life you’re going to begin to accept it and when someone tells you something different, you’re not going to believe it, even if it’s true. That’s why some people can’t accept genuine compliments from others. It’s called cognitive dissonance.
—  paraphrasing my psych professor