Stop breaking your own heart, learn to let go

Stop trying to change someone who does not want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness. Stop walking back to the place where your heart ran from. Stop trusting their words and ignoring their actions. Stop breaking your own heart.

You deserve honesty. You deserve transparency. You deserve someone who respects you enough to never lie to your heart. You deserve appreciation. You deserve loyalty. You deserve someone who would never abuse your trust. You deserve love.

You deserve someone who would still be there for you even when everyone else has walked away. You deserve someone who’s real. Never settle for less.

Everything isn’t meant to last forever. The people you want most in your life are sometimes the people you’re best without. I’ve spent too much of my life trying to create lifetime relationships with seasonal people.

I can only blame myself for holding on to expectations that I know they couldn’t live up to. I was trying to force something that could never be. I’ve learned that just because someone comes in your life, doesn’t mean they’re meant to stay. Some relationships just have to close without closure. I learned to let go.

Sometimes you just have to turn the page to realize there’s more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on. Stop being afraid to move on. Close this chapter of hurt, and never re-read it. It’s time to get what your life deserves, and move on from the things that don’t deserve you. Don’t try to fix what’s been broken in your past, let your future create something better.

— Trent Shelton

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