Codependency isn’t sexy. It isn’t romantic. It’s built with a fuse and will surely burn out. The healthiest thing you can say to the one you love is, “I would be okay without you, and that’s why I choose to stay.” LB, A Few Things About Love (via dangervvank)

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Today at a family dinner, my niece sat down with a book of coloring games. She’s five and doesn’t know how to read yet, so I helped her by reading out loud and explaining the games.
In one game, she had to color the clothes that were fit to be worn by ‘John’, a fictional boy. She started coloring all clothes on the page, which included skirts and dresses and a headband.
Her mom told her she shouldn’t color *all* the clothes, just the ones *he* should wear. To which she replied that she wanted ‘John’ to wear whatever he wants, “even if it’s a frilly dress”.
This five year old girl is part of our next generation, and I am so proud of her.

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