The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.
Love her when she’s at her lowest, when nothing seems to be going right and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Love her when there’s tears that balance in her swollen eyes. Tears that threaten to be shed to stream down her rivers of despair. Love her even on the days where she seems unfamiliar, a girl that you used to know now filled with anger and misery. Love her when her world collapses, don’t let it crumble down on her alone but stay to shelter her with your love and care. Love her like she’s leaving, imagine every lasting minute spent with her to be the last. Love her not only when she’s at her best. Instead, love her when she needs your loving the most — when she is at her worst and hardest to love.