No. I don’t need you to make me feel good about myself. I’m content with the life I have and with the people in it. But I need you to accept me for who I am because all of my quirks and flaws were a part of my life before you.
I don’t need you to TELL me that I’m worthy. I’ve gone through a lot to become perfectly aware of it and I’d never let anyone tell me otherwise.
But I need you to SHOW me that I’m worthy because my wounds have taught me that actions speak louder than words.
I don’t need you to save me.
I’m not one waiting for someone to lead me. I’ve gone through the darkest alleys all by myself and that is what made me stronger.
I don’t need you to work your magic and save what’s left of my broken heart. I’ve healed the wounds myself to make space in my heart for someone worthier of my love.
I don’t need you to complete me. I’m not as bruised or as damaged as I used to be before. Yes, I’ve changed.
All of my sleepless nights changed me. But they also helped me to find my inner strength and the real me.
I discovered that I’m not so weak after all. All this time there was this strong, fierce woman inside me, waiting to get out.
And now she’s here. I am here.
And I just want you to listen to me.
Listen to me when I’m telling you that I’m not feeling good. I don’t need you to solve my problems; I just want you to listen to me. The past has taught me to find a way out even from the most crowded roads.
And if I get lost, I don’t need you to carry me. Just show me the way out and I’ll do it by myself.
Listen to me even when you’re not interested in what I have to say. I want you to show your appreciation and respect for what I’m about to say.
I just want you to make an effort.
I don’t need you to be perfect. I want you to show me that you’re making an effort. And I want you to do it because you want to and not because I told you so.
I’ve learned that perfect men do not exist and that is why I only want someone who makes an effort. Kiss me when I least expect it, hug me from behind, listen to my wishes and what makes me happy and act accordingly.
Don’t even try to be perfect for me because I don’t need it. I just want you to tell me that you’re here and you’re not going anywhere.
I just want you to show me that you care.
I don’t need you to promise me the moon and stars but I want you to promise me that you’ll watch them with me. I just want you to show me that you care when I’m not feeling right or when someone pisses me off.
I want you to pick up your phone when I’m calling you, to keep your promises and, from time to time, to give me a flower. I don’t need you to buy me expensive things. I just want you to show me with small gestures that you care about me being happy.
And I want to share happiness with you. I don’t need you to make me feel good when I’m feeling down. I want you to be happy and proud of me and my achievements.
I just want you to be by my side.
No, I don’t need you to treat me like a queen of your kingdom. I want you to dance with me in the middle of the street at night. I want to visit the scariest places with you.
And not because I’m afraid to do so by myself but because I want you to be by my side so that we can share our fears. I don’t need you to save me.
I just want you to not be afraid to love me the way I love you.