People want to forget whatever reminds them of what once was but could not be.
Don’t mistake an ex who’s avoiding you for an ex who has moved on from you.
Imagine if you were to see that, see how the blessings of your own effort have allowed you to come alive in unimaginable ways — and, not because anyone other than you made it happen.
To walk away from a relationship without learning more about who you are would be wasteful.
None of us gets to decide that we are who another person needs.
Dear Chelsea, My boyfriend and I have been together for about 6 years. I love him and feel that he’s perfect for me in every way except for one thing. His mother. He’s an extreme mama’s boy. They have a family dynamic unlike any I’ve ever seen. The roles are reversed. It’s like he’s the…
To keep yourself from lingering, to keep yourself available to greater love, you must give into loss.
The silence that heartache provides is there to teach us how to support ourselves on our own.
Don’t focus on finding the man you can love, focus on finding the man you can learn from.
We almost always want one more time together to get it right.
As difficult as it is, sometimes mothers have to put their own needs first.
It’s important to examine your values before committing to a relationship.
If you want to move on, start standing for new things.
Just because a moment together is ideal, doesn’t mean the two of you together is ideal.
Maybe now is not the time to be her boyfriend, maybe it’s the time to be her “what-if.”