He never told me that he loved me.”
“Some men don’t,” she says. “Some men say it all the time and don’t mean it.”
I recognize myself in the latter category, not with Demetri but with one of his predecessors. I sometimes said “I love you” to Josh because I was afraid I didn’t; toward the end, I hardly said it at all, and when I did I meant, I WISH I LOVED YOU.

In trying so hard to win, we have instead become exactly like those whom we hate. The key is to know that there is no need to exert an effort to win; for we were already winners in the beginning when we were not like them. It’s when we try so hard to overcome them that we become like them, without realizing that we were already victors in the very beginning.