‘You Don’t Have To Try So Hard’

There can be one-sided relationships in every aspect of our lives that can leave us feeling used, worthless, and as if we don’t matter. .. similar to how emotional abuse affects us. But we have to teach ourselves to overcome the pain of pouring our heart into someone that doesn’t return our affection. Either let them go, or continue drowning yourself to keep them afloat. …

The following is one such story,

The Hopeful Wanderer

I didn’t realise how hard it was to maintain our friendship until I stopped messaging you first. I didn’t want to seem needy, so I would wait for you to text first, but that hardly ever happened. Eventually, I would miss you too much and text you first to check up on you. The way our friendship was going, wasn’t healthy … it felt like I was making too much of an effort, and you weren’t making any.

Walking to the bank or the post office, I’d always pass your house. Sometimes, I’d take a different route from school just so that I could see you. But, whenever you were in my area, you would never stop by because you thought it was intrusive. I guess I didn’t see the signs, that maybe our friendship was convenient for you. As I’m typing this, I’m wondering why I didn’t notice…

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