Fear (of growing)
There are people whose simple presence inspire us, give us confidence and make us want to step out of our comfort zone. And then there are people that let us believe it’s okay to stay exactly where we are. Often, a boyfriend will serve that purpose. You meet a guy in a town you always planned on leaving to eventually pursue bigger and better things, but you’ve gotten comfortable with your routine of drinking beer on his couch every night and going to BBQ’s on the weekends. Change is scary. Pursuing your dreams is scary. And this guy is telling you (whether with words or actions) “You don’t have to do any of that. Just stay here with me.” But if you stay with a man for fear of pursuing your dreams, it will be that man that you resent when you realize in ten years you’re nowhere near where you wanted to be.