“What if I’m being dumb to still want this despite everything that happened? To even believe that we have a chance this time? What if it can’t ever work out because of our past? ” I asked a friend, acknowledging my fears out loud for the first time.
“Forget the past,” he answered, surprising me. “If he can give you legit happiness that no one else can, then I don’t see any reason why it can’t work out.”