A woman who has been hurt has monsters in her closet.

She might not be able to make you understand what she has gone through, but know she is dealing with them and learning to fix the broken parts that someone has shattered.

Loving her is so worth it, but it may take time to make her feel loveable again.

There might be things she will not be able to talk about and you need to respect this. If she wants to share, she will. Because a woman who has been hurt in the past may still have her guard up and choose not to tell her whole story to you immediately for fear of risking vulnerability, so be patient with her.

A woman who was broken might lash out at you, and push you away. She has built up walls and boundaries to protect herself, and she might feel not safe at letting go. She is so used to being in survival mode, she is afraid to get hurt again.

Just a reminder, when she pushes you away, love her harder.

You need to know that she is broken for a reason and you should never cage her into that one description. She is broken, but she is other things too, she is loyal, she is kind and she is beautiful.

Don’t ever make her feel powerless, trapped or without her freedom.  Never clip her wings, or if she has the freedom to fly, she will always come back to you.

No one said it would be easy, no one said it wouldn’t entail sacrifices, no one said no one will get hurt along the way. But aren’t all great love stories cause tremendous pain one way or another?

Love her. Have faith in her. Adore her. Be proud of her. Want her. Need her. Take a chance. Because she is worthy of it.