You sit by yourself and wonder what else you can do. Am I doing enough? Am I trying too hard? How can I do better?You've done absolutely everything you can think of. You are always there for everyone when they need you. You listen, you comfort, you give advice, you keep secrets.
You go above and beyond. You send sweet reminders to the people you love when they need some cheering up. You make yourself available and you never mind doing it. But sometimes you wonder why no one can ever seem to return the favor. Is it really so hard?
But you just shove that little voice down and tell yourself that it's just the way most people are, even though deep down you know you deserve more. You know that it isn't hard for someone to pick up the phone and return a call. You know it isn't impossible for them to remember anything about your life.
You know that nobody is too busy all the time. You know that they choose not to prioritize you.
It's time to stop being afraid of being alone and stop allowing people to take you for granted. You don't have to take only what they are willing to give you if it's less than you deserve.
You are not required to always be the one trying ten times harder and you are allowed to ask for more.
You have so much to offer and you deserve people who know, appreciate, and reciprocate that effort.
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