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It’s really easy to say that you’ve moved on. The real struggle though is when to say that you’re ready to free yourself from the trauma you’ve gotten from your past and start to trust people like new.

Sometimes I doubt myself if I would ever be happy again without questioning other people’s ability to not hurt me intentionally. I wanted to be the right person this time. But what would my guarantee be that I will be a tough hopeless romantic if things don’t go my way? Who would save me if tears start to drown me like an thirsty ocean? Where do you start building yourself when it was bruised and jaded at your best? Do you love someone like they’re a free bird ready to get away from you at any point of time?

Sometimes I doubt myself if I would ever be happy again without questioning other people’s ability to not hurt me intentionally. I wanted to be the right person this time. But what would my guarantee be that I will be a tough hopeless romantic if things don’t go my way? Who would save me if tears start to drown me like an thirsty ocean? Where do you start building yourself when it was bruised and jaded at your best? Do you love someone like they’re a free bird ready to get away from you at any point of time?