The most beautiful part to loving a guarded girl is this: When she lets you in, it's not because she needs you. She stopped needing people a long time ago. It's because she wants you. And that—that is the purest love of all. I'm sorry I'm so guarded.
I must remember this! Words can not always fix a problem and once you break the trust you can't ever fully repair the bond that was broken. It is hard to take responsibility for your actions but it is even harder to forgive.