You would have to be an introspective and sensitive person to fully appreciate Venezuelan artist Maria Guadarrama's thought-provoking comic series called "The Unspoken Truth." The drawings reflect the kind of situations and emotions that pretty much every one of us can relate to. The most obvious feelings we've all experienced collectively are solitude and heartbreak, which are featured heavily in her illustrations.
Maria, who now resides in Santiago, Chile, is a graphic designer by day, but in the evenings, she allows her passion for drawing to rise to the surface. Living in a different country, also allows her to appreciate what it's like to experience solitude, which she also portrays in these incredible comics.
Everyone can relate to those moments when you and your significant other don't seem to be on the same page when you're trying to have a serious conversation, but not because you can't agree on something. His mind just to be somewhere else... like in outer space.
Maria illustrates a pretty common scenario: what it's like to experience a broken heart, the time it takes to heal, and what it feels like when you finally get the chance to meet someone new. All it takes is time and patience.
At some point in your life, you're going to be someone's rebound. Oh, it might seem like true love, but it's only temporary, until the other individual finds that perfect someone. Then you find yourself rocking the boat all by yourself.
Sometimes, you and your significant other can feel like Mentos and Coke. Unfortunately, this might mean that he might not want the taste of Mentos and go off to find someone else. But in some cases, differences do attract like bees to flowers.
This illustration represents the face of life's struggles when it comes to finding someone to love. But just because it didn't work out with one person, it doesn't mean that there might not be someone else out there who is the French fry to your ketchup.
This drawing proves that a lot people tend to carry their past on their shoulder when they should be leaving that past behind and dropping whoever or whatever has hurt them in order to move forward.
Getting that happily ever after you've always envisioned requires hard work, and not just from one individual. It takes two to make a thing go right. So, start setting up those building blocks so you can have a sturdy tower to stand on with your significant other.
You can either choose to be the person that's drowning under the pressures of everyday life, or you can choose to lay back and float above all of life's little obstacles until they pass. You have to admit; the latter option sounds easier.
If this image proves anything, it's that your body is incredible because of all of the amazing things it allows you to do. So, the aesthetic part isn't the only thing you should spend time focusing on. Thanks to that beautiful body of yours, you're able to experience love, kisses, warmth, go places, and even swim in the ocean.
No one is completely autonomous. We often rely on others to help make us grow and shine, and it doesn't have to be a significant other. It can be a family member or a friend, just so long as they're providing you with positivity.
You can go on Tinder or singles' bars and look for a match now and then. But if you're not having much luck finding your better half, then stop looking. Just be yourself when you're out and about and the right person might come along.
Comparing yourself to others won't make you feel good about yourself. You also shouldn't ponder over the things you can't change. And if you're worried about how you look, you're in for a rude awakening. But if you spend your whole time living for others, you'll never live your dreams.
It's okay to feel a little jealous when we see couples who are happy, especially when we're single. But not everything is what it appears to be. People prefer to post photos that make them look their best, but they don't always show you all the crevices behind the lie.
The truth is that there are all kinds of people. There are some who can't stand the thought of being alone, and there are others who don't mind being on their own... at least, for a while anyway, because being on your own means you get to focus more on yourself.
You can chase someone down and try to get that person to want to like you, but in the end, you'll never be able to win them over. But don't make excuses for them not being interested in you. Just accept that they don't want to date you and move on to someone who will like you.
Having a best friend or a family member around is always ideal when you simply feel overburdened by life's struggles. There's nothing wrong with being independent, but once in a while, it's okay to rely on others.
You can choose to let life's woes overwhelm you or you can simply stand up and come out of the water. It's not easy, but once you do this, you'll realize that no matter what the issue is, it's totally manageable.
You might feel like it's better to pretend like you're okay, but in some cases, the best way to overcome that feeling of sadness is to accept it. Only then will you be able to move past it and find that silver lining to your cloudy day.
You have to adapt to any challenges you meet, and avoid looking back, but you should appreciate just how powerful you are for overcoming any obstacles along the way, and if you can't take big steps towards something, then take small ones. You'll still get there, it'll just take a little longer.
When you love someone because you need a place to live or because they're able to buy you expensive things, then you're not experiencing love. You're just using someone. But when the thought of not being with your significant other feels physically painful, then that's when you know you're in love.
It's possible to say nothing at all and still let someone know that you love them by being there for them. This will let them know that you'll be willing to wait for them as long as it takes until they're ready to talk again.
Will he stay forever, or is he just trying to have a good time? We've all been in those situations where our hearts are still mending and we're open to exploring a new love interest, but we don't want to welcome someone into our hearts who are only planning on sticking around short-term.
Most people assume that you have to undergo some epic battle with your inner demons in order to deal with repressed or unconscious aspects of your personality. But what you really need to do is to stay strong and face those demons, and if possible, forgive those who have wronged you.
Some of us will assume that by some miracle, our exes will learn the error of their ways, miss us, and come running back to us. But then there are moments like this one, where you realize that it really is over and you have to deal with that and move forward.
There are some awesome benefits to deciding to act without any care in the world. You should also avoid becoming a martyr when things don't go the way you expected, and you avoid feeling disappointed and angry all the time. You can't get disappointed if you don't expect much from life, right?
You're never going to fix anything in your life by trying to get into a relationship. You should be in a relationship for love. If you need a quick pick-me-up to get you through the tough times, then try some chocolates.
But most of us have impulse-control issues, and no matter how much we plan, and evaluate our past actions, we end up doing things we later regret because we simply couldn't exert enough willpower to avoid doing them.
In order to find yourself, you first have to accept the fact that you're going to have to learn about yourself first. Finding who you really are can be enlightening, but it's not easy. You might get lost along the way, but once you do, you'll feel so accomplished.
Like Facebook, people aren't always honest about their profile, but in this illustration, we get a glimpse of how much easier dating would be if people were a bit more truthful with their Tinder profiles. Who knows? People might get more potential dates swiping right.
You'll find that certain similarities, which attract people to one another, don't necessarily hold up well over time. On the other hand, when two people are too dissimilar, then both can wind up making each other miserable.