We all have that one person in our life who we cannot quit. No matter how hard we try, we always come back to him or her. For me, it is because I take solace in knowing I am wanted by that person.
It feels good to be wanted.
But as easy as it is to take two steps back, it should not be done. There’s a reason we’re not still with that person: he or she gradually poisons us into becoming a worse version of ourselves. Like with a drug, no hit, however heavy the dosage, beats the blissful and brain-melting rush of the first; we are, however, hooked.
Breaking this vicious cycle of self-validation through reaffirmation from the former [insert whatever hybrid of girlfriend/friend/hook-up is normal nowadays] is a bitch.
Yeah, that’s all I got. I don’t have any pretentious advice for you on how to break out of the cycle. I’m pretty bad at this stuff. You could probably Dr. Phil it or something. And yeah, I did just use “Dr. Phil” as a verb.
Listen to “Vanities” here.