#85: Would You Rather...

Settle or be alone?

"Remember that “better than my last relationship” is not always good enough...

...If I was willing to settle for less, then that is exactly what I would get. It takes a while to learn to be loved like nobody’s business, but it starts with saying, “Yes, this is nice, but it’s not nice enough. I want and deserve more.” This is why you must stay true to your standards...

...Friends of mine told me that I was too picky and that my standards were too high. But I’d decided I would rather be alone than put up with much of anything. Don’t let others define you or tell you what “good enough” should be. If you let them, people will tell you all the time what is and is not okay, or what you’re being “picky” about, or what you have no right to object to...

I was fine alone. I didn’t know whether I would ever find someone who could meet my standards, and that didn’t matter; it just mattered that I held true to those standards, no matter what..."

— Susan J. Elliott, Getting Past Your Breakup

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