Well, they were a match! They were of the same intelligent, bookish, high-strung, perhaps somewhat egotistic temperament, inclined to impatience, exasperation. Inclined to think well of themselves and less well of most others.
nevver:

Cats vs Dogs
Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.
Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn’t, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay.
nevver:

Have you tried worrying about it?
We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.
calumet412:

Lakefront skyline, 1958, Chicago.
You shall love your crooked neighbour, with your crooked heart.