A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
People need love. Life without tenderness and without love is just a mechanism for dry grinding and heartbreaking.
I self-destruct every relationship so that I don't get hurt, but in reality I just hurt myself worse in the long run.
When you are in love and you get hurt, its like a cut, it will heal, but there will always be a scar.
Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken.
I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one.
When love is real, it doesn't lie, cheat, pretend, hurt you or make you feel unwanted. It's supposed to be a cure to all your worries.
You've got to believe you are worth more than being repeatedly hurt by someone who doesn't really care about you.
Loving someone who doesn't love you back is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hold on, the more it hurts.
It's not the goodbye that hurts. It's the flashbacks and the memories that follow.