You start to think you’re better - only to look around and realize it’s only gotten worse. You’ve just smiled through it, convincing even yourself that everything is fine.
Why can’t I feel something for someone where there is even a slim chance they’ll reciprocate the feeling? It’s almost like I’m so scared of being hurt again that I specifically go after people I have no chance with, just so I can’t get into that situation. I’m subconsciously protecting myself when I should be taking chances. Those small steps need to grow.