"Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you and leaves you crying in the darkness. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."
I don't hate love. The farthest thing from it~ I love love, but this passage rang so true for me that I had to share it. I think many many people go through this kind of pain in love, but I so absolutely believe going through this makes you a stronger person and you will be a better partner for it one day, for someone else. Still, in the moment, it sure does suck. But it's so worth it.