by Andy Davis.
Let people earn trust.
People give out trust far too easily, and some people demand it long before they have any right to.
Not trusting doesn’t imply being suspicious or bitter.
It simply means that you reserve having expectations, large or small, about the other person.
It is not unreasonable to wait prudently until you’re reasonably confident that another person is capable of meeting your expectations.
The problem with falling in love is that we too easily start to confuse romantic dreaming with solid real-world expectations.
Not confusing dreams with expectations helps keep you grounded, and makes the difference between a simple disappointment and a crushing heartbreak.