A Message to the Girl Who Wears Her Heart on Her Sleeve

To my old self,

I know you just got your heart broken. If you knew then what you know now, you never would have become attached so quickly and believed everything that he said.

I fell for him so quickly because he was everything I thought I wanted in a guy.  He promised that he wasn’t going anywhere, and I trusted him because he was a friend of the family. So I believed him.

You had good times together but you realized in the end the pain was not worth it: the arguments everyday over the same thing and his accusations that you weren’t faithful. I think he started acting this way because of his own trust issues.  

You might be telling yourself you should have known that it wasn’t going to last because of his behavior: He stopped visiting your house every night like he used to, he started coming up with excuses for staying away, like that he fell asleep or his friend needed a place to stay. In your gut, you kind of knew he was cheating on you. But your head did not want to believe it.

After the breakup, he’ll try to weasel his way back into your life. Please know that you deserve better. 

If I could tell my old self one thing it would be to be a little more cautious in love. Just because someone is a friend of the family doesn’t mean they’ve earned your trust. Also, you will find love again after heartbreak with an amazing person who truly loves you.  

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