It’s Okay To Care, Even When You Shouldn’t

Thought Catalog

Lena VasiljevaLena Vasiljeva

Things, people, feelings are unpredictable and always changing. Some people fall in and out of love as quickly as the tides change; others take forever to get over a broken relationship. They say the hurt eventually goes away, but how much of a mental fight does it take in order to come out alright on the other side?

In his novel Island, Aldous Huxley wrote, “It isn’t a matter of forgetting. What one has to learn is how to remember and yet be free of the past.”

In too many circumstances laced with doubt and indecision, we find ourselves compelled to pick choices at the opposite ends of a spectrum — an all or nothing mentality. When love is unreciprocated or relationships end badly, often the pain is too difficult to bear. Solid friendships that blossomed into romance are discontinued and never the same again, till the…

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