“Debut novelist Smith’s background in foreign affairs and Russian culture shines through in the historical context of her story and the political savvy of her characters and plot. As one character puts it: “Space, weapons, psychics. Arms races, all of them, going nowhere.””—Publishers Weekly’s starred review of SEKRET by Lindsay Smith (via macteenbooks)
If you adore someone who doesn’t feel quite the same way back but gets ego boosts from having you around and keeps reeling you back in when you start to move on, please just get the fuck out of there before it gets much worse. You deserve better and they don’t deserve you.
It’s an extremely unhealthy dynamic, it happens far too often and it’s just uncomfortable and damaging for everyone involved.