Before you date me…. You need to understand that I’m damaged. I get triggered easily. I have struggled with things. There are nights when I’m curled up on a ball on the floor and I won’t talk to anyone. I’ll shut you out. I’m not going to be able to trust you for a while, because everyone has always left, cheated, or chosen someone else. I will need reassurance. I will need you. I will need you to keep choosing me. I’ll need you to care when I text you saying I’m getting bad again. I’m a lot, I know this. So before you think I’m always happy, that I’ll always be positive, that I’ll always be smiling – Know the reality before you get involved. Don’t enter my life if you can’t handle it. Lastly, don’t you dare touch my heart if you aren’t ready for that.