New Year New Me: Being Loved The Way You Deserve

Human Z World
5 min readJan 6, 2020

Graphics & Imagery & Writing by Alexandra Roman

unyielding question of the century is: why am I not loved the way I want to be loved? Or some variant of the sort.

How do we choose the people we fall in love with? Why do some betray us? Why do we get red flags and ignore them?

For the past weeks I happened to cross paths with some that were experiencing this phenomena in incredibly familiar ways. Pain and suffering at the end of what seemed, a long relationship soaked in red flags from the very beginning; alone in a faded jungle of emotions and questions. Bleached souls growing dim like the faint beat of a butterfly’s wing.

Why does this happen? What lies behind our choices when we first put on our heart-shaped-rose-glasses?

I have three points to tackle this.

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