Be the one who gets your heart broken.
Be the vulnerable one, the all-in, the put-yourself-out-there.
Stop being afraid to be the one who cares more, loves more, cries harder. Be scared of being the one who never feels at all.
It is not your job to worry about how to make them love you enough. There is no valor in protecting yourself, how will you grow? There is no value in making yourself smaller, why should you shrink?
Be kind. Be open. Get hurt. Destroy the idea that caring more is how you lose.
You are going to feel happy, I know it. Because you are going to feel everything.