If you grew up desperately seeking love,
validation or attention from a parent
& you never received it,
you must work on healing your unloved,
abandonment & unworthiness wounds.
Otherwise, you will subconsciously keep seeking others
with whom you can keep replaying this familiar,
but toxic & painful, survival pattern.
Recognising why you attract people
who reject or hurt you & understanding that
you are drawn toward unrequited love scenarios
to try to prove your self-worth or
because you hope your depth of love
can change how they feel about you,
is the first step toward healing.
The next step is walking away
because you have remembered
how worthy you are of love &
so you decide to give that love to yourself.
– Alex Myles