There is a letter I should give to anyone who enters into my life.
The letter would be long-winded and a little abstract and definitely self-deprecating, but the overall message would be this:
I will purposely keep you at a distance. I will purposely push you away and close off and send happy emoticons through text to pretend that everything's okay. I will be at least twenty miles away emotionally when you inevitably decide to give up and leave. ABANDONMENT ISSUES, MAAAN! Or woman. Or whomever you are. Who are you? I'll never know.
I need to begin writing new letters.