“Stop Breaking Your Own Heart”

You know how you save things in your email inbox because you don’t have time to read or deal with it and then you forget about it? Yeah, well today I finally looked at my “junk” email box (as opposed to my work email box, not truly junk email just all the newsletters and stuff) and this email from Positive Outlook Blog popped out at me. It was from a month ago and I obviously thought it was important enough to save.

Stop breaking your own heart by trying to make a relationship work that clearly isn’t meant to work. You can’t force someone to care about you. You can’t force someone to be loyal. You can’t force someone to be the person you need them to be. I’ll be real with you, sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re best without. You got to understand some things are meant to happen, but just not meant to be. Some things are meant to come in your life, just not meant to stay. Don’t lose yourself by trying to fix what’s meant to stay broken. You can’t get the relationship you need from someone who’s not ready to give it you. And I know it’s hard when your heart has labeled that person as someone you could spend forever with, but you just have to accept that they’re not that person anymore. And you might not understand WHY NOW, but I promise you your future will always bring understanding of why things didn’t work out. Don’t put your happiness on hold for someone who isn’t holding on to you. That broken thing you keep trying to put back together is keeping your life from that beautiful thing that’s waiting to be built. You deserve better. —Trent Shelton

As if I need the Universe to beat me about the head. I knew it was important to save and to read and to meditate over. I just didn’t know it would come at me today.

So here’s my question — how do you know it’s broken? Advice?