“True love” means letting yourself go and trusting the other person to love you forever and for who you are. But my friend did that and got a brutal wake-up call. Is it more important to preserve yourself at all costs, or to open yourself up to love?
For me, I’m hoping this post-relationship time will teach me how to rely on myself again. Maybe I can find a balance between self-sufficiency and a trusting heart, so when the next relationship comes along I can open myself up but know that I’ll be ok if it falls through. Just like my friend is picking herself up and moving forward, I’d make it in the long run.