"You are not clingy, or needy, or silly for having needs for affection and affirmation and attention within a romantic relationship. Those needs aren’t an embarrassing outgrowth of your low-self esteem or depression or whatever messy emotional issues you may have going on, that’s just basic shit that people need from each other. We of course should not make our partners responsible for meeting all of our emotional needs – it’s not someone’s else’s job to make you happy. But inside a healthy relationship, being able to show affection, pay attention, and demonstrate “you are amazing and important to me” is a pleasure, not some task or burden."
- Jennifer Peepas (via psych-facts)
"What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction."
- Chuck Palahniuk (via psych-facts)
"The Prophet ﷺ was asked “Which (type of) woman is the best?” He replied “When you look at her, you feel happiness."
- Hadith-Sunan An-Nasa’i. (via fragmentdsoul)
"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."
- Ibn Hazm Al-Andalusi (via thepathofabeliever)
"I read something recently about not looking to marriage as a source of happiness. Automatically, my mind thought, “Absolute nonsense.” See, I firmly believe that we must seek happiness in all of the things we do in our lives, and that if something in our lives doesn’t make us happy, we should try to adjust ourselves or the matter itself, in order for it to be a source of happiness. If that doesn’t work, I believe we should remove ourselves from it, because although the absence of pain doesn’t always result in pleasure, it surely does reduce it, and it gives us the opportunity to seek out happiness without having thorns in our sides. Your own happiness is your right, but it is equally your responsibility. In your career, in your marriage, in your self-worth, and in so many other aspects of your life, it is on you to work hard to establish, develop, and maintain your happiness. Marriage can definitely be a source of happiness, just as a career, a life choice, or anything else for that matter can be. The question is simply how hard we’re willing to work for it."
Nadir Keval (via nadirkeval)
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"I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody."
- Louis L’Amour (via quotestuff)
"Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm."
- 1/? Things To Remember (via mashamorevna)
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."
- Jim Morrison (via psych-facts)