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Hope for Heartbreak

on heartbreak

I’ve been there plenty of times myself, but I have a few close folks right now who are going through the roller coaster of a broken heart. Whenever I talk to them, I always think of this quote I read years ago by Veronica Chambers that’s always stuck with me. To me, it speaks of forgiveness and hope, which is needed so much when heartbreak makes us second guess every one of our steps. I hope your heart is whole right now, but if you need it, I hope this helps in some way…

What I wish someone at some point had told me: It’s ok. It’s ok to show up at a guy’s house with a dozen roses and declare your undying affection. It’s ok to have too much to drink and call your ex 20 times and then to be mortally embarrassed when you realize your number must have shown up on his caller ID. It’s ok to stand at a phone booth in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, drenched like a sewer cat in the pouring rain, crying your eyes out because the man you are infatuated with has decided that he needs some space.

It’s ok because I believe that all of these grand gestures and heroic attempts to follow E. M. Forster’s simple advice to “only connect” are not really about this guy or that guy. Making a fool of yourself for love is ultimately about you, how much you have to give and the distances you will travel to keep your heart wide open when everything around you makes you feel like slamming it shut and soldering it closed.

If you’d like to read the full NY Times article, you may here. And if all else fails:

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{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Ashley L. November 12, 2014, 5:24 pm

    I love that. Such a great post friend! :)

    • Jessica November 12, 2014, 9:31 pm

      Thanks love! Friends like you do the trick too. (:

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