Love is scary
The right love doesn’t protect me from being hurt. It is actually quite the opposite. Opening myself up to someone and sharing what makes me vulnerable is scary. This is especially hard if, like me, you have been betrayed and hurt before. I have to trust someone to accept me for my faults, to not hold it against me, to love me in spite of it all. Love is a risk, a risk of getting hurt or simply losing that person you love. However without taking the risk, I will never experience the joys and happiness that loving someone and being loved brings. Don’t let fears ruin the next relationship. Without opening up and risking again, the next relationship won’t even stand a chance. Focus on the rewards love brings and allow myself to be close to someone else.