I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled with God. And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
— Carrie Ryan, The Dead Tossed Waves (via 27sailors)
When a guy cheats on you once, he will do it again. If he gives you butterflies, remember that when he was your boyfriend, he was kissing somebody else. The sooner you set the bar for what is acceptable, the better off you’ll be. We’ve all fallen for someone who’s not great for us, but when the alarm bell starts ringing, you have to listen.
— (via thelovewhisperer)