I don't believe in soul mates, but there's an understanding between us that I just haven't felt before, or at least, not for a long time.
—Paula Hawkins in The Girl on the Train
Sometimes I catch myself trying to remember the last time I had meaningful physical contact with another person, just a hug or a heartfelt squeeze of my hand.
If he does it with you, he'll do it to you.
There was a time when I thought he could be everything, he could be enough. I thought that for years. I loved him completely. I still do. But I don't want this any longer.
Sometimes, I don't want to go anywhere, I think I'll be happy if I never have to set foot outside the house again.
I can't do this, I can't just be a wife. I don't understand how anyone does it—there is literally nothing to do but wait. Wait for a man to come home and love you.
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