Words to Live by as I have Learned long ago you CANNOT change another person; it is enough of a struggle to authentically change yourself yet alone trying to change someone else. Focus on being you - that is challenge enough.
You want me to be a tragic backdrop so you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say "wow, isn't he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?" You think I'll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I'll swallow you whole.