It stuck with me.
“You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything.” The quote is attributed to Maya Angelou but these days who knows if she really said that or not.
The words stuck with me because I’m am not courageous, apparently. And I know it.
It implies I can’t love somebody. I want to. But, I don’t think I can – not this way. Not in a way many people describe as “wholly, honestly, completely.”
As bad as it hurts to break up with someone without being so emotionally vulnerable, I can’t begin to think of how it feels to lose them when you’ve completely and totally bought in and turned over your heart to that relationship. It is risky.
Yes, I assume everyone will leave one day because no one has ever proven me wrong on that. No one goes into a relationship intending to leave, but...
I hate it, but I’m not willing to risk everything.