After someone tears your heart to pieces, the thought of letting anyone in again in completely terrifying.
Losing the person that you genuinely thought was 'the one' is completely gut-wrenching. All the sudden the future you planned for the two of you gets flipped upside down and is missing the most important part: him.
It isn’t easy to open your heart to another person...to give them the opportunity to hurt you in this way again.
It’s terrifying actually. Putting yourself back into the dating world is and sounds like one of the scariest things after going through this, but for some crazy reason, we do it anyway.
Opening your heart to the possibility of love again means letting someone learn about your vulnerabilities. They learn so much that they have the ability to crush and destroy you in a matter of seconds.
It means letting someone know every part of you — even your flaws and secrets you try so hard to hide.
It means letting someone learn about what broke you the last time. It means having to open up about every painful thing that you had been through before them.
But it also means letting someone love you the way you deserve.
It means letting someone hold the door for you, kiss you on the forehead, and take you on dates. It means staying up late at night, losing track of time because you're so busy getting lost in each other.
It means letting yourself fall. It means feeling all of the amazing things love has to offer. It means allowing someone to make you feel the happiness you feared you would never feel again.
Though your heart was broken, that's only the story so far....there's still time for a real love story.