“The messages you received from your family or your childhood experiences may have caused you to believe that assertiveness is unacceptable or even dangerous. Practice saying the following: I have the right to be treated with respect by others. I have the right to express my feelings and opinions. I have the right to say no without feeling guilty. I have the right to ask for what I want. I have the right to make my own mistakes. I have the right to pursue happiness.”—Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel (via speakoutbeheard)
“You can’t spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you. You have to start by not rejecting yourself. You don’t deserve it. From now on, people can respect you for who you are or they can fuck off.”—Kester (My Mad Fat Diary)
“I’ve been to a place this dark before. Nearly made the biggest mistake. But what was the mistake? Ever cutting myself in the first place, or not cutting deep enough?”—My Mad Fat Diary (via cigars-onice)
"but seriously, i just picture you and your husband like an old english couple…he will have a pipe and smoke turkish import loose tobacco…while wearing corduroy pants and turtlenecks and you won’t smoke but you will love that he does…..fucking i see it like margaret and denis thatcher,"
Rachael knows exactly what to say to make my shitty moods not so shitty.
“I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come.”—Clementine von Radics (via vvolare)