I was broken into pieces when I watched you leave. When you walked out of my life, it felt like the whole world collapsed.
How wouldn’t it when you were the man I loved more than life itself?
My love for you was unconditional and I was sure that we’d last forever, no matter what.
Even when you hurt me, I still loved you wholeheartedly. When I cried because of you, my heart still beat just for you.
You played with that heart like it was a toy, tossing it around until you finally broke it.
Even when you neglected me and made me feel like I was nothing but your last choice, I still loved you.
I saw the other girls you spent time with, I knew how lost you were making me feel, and I wanted to disappear… but I still loved you and wanted to make you happy.
Thank you for leaving me because I wasn’t capable of walking away from someone I loved so much. Nothing you’d do could push me away because I was ready and willing to fight for you and our love.
Unfortunately, it seems like I was the only one who wanted that.
Even when I realized it and felt your lack of love for me, I still loved you… maybe even more.
I’d do whatever you wanted just to keep you around because I really cared for you that much.
Even when I knew that I’d lose myself when falling for you, I fell – and hard.
So hard that I couldn’t stand up for myself and walk away from you.
I know I threatened to leave you more than once, but I just couldn’t get myself to really do it.
Doing the right thing sometimes means breaking your own heart not to let someone else break it.
I kept giving you second chances and I would have for so much longer if you hadn’t finally given up.
Thank you for leaving me because I wasn’t capable of walking away for as long as my legs listened only to my heart.
I wanted to leave, but I kept justifying your mistakes and hoping you’d change. Now I know that I couldn’t have changed you by loving you harder.
I’ve realized that I have to choose myself over you because you’ll never choose me.
You’ll never be the right person for me no matter how much I hope that you will.
The sad truth is that ending our relationship was the only choice we had – at least the only logical one.
We couldn’t make each other happy and we had to accept that.
I wanted to stay by your side forever anyway, so thank you for leaving me because I didn’t have it in me to walk away.
After all, I came into your life with the intention of staying a part of it forever.
I should have said goodbye to you long ago, but I didn’t do what needed to be done.
Instead, I hoped that everything would eventually work out between us.
I kept giving myself false hope that you’d one day love me as much as I love you. Yet you were capable of walking away from me and I thank you for it.
You did what I couldn’t, and that says it all. I wasn’t ready to leave you and you already left long before you walked away from me.
Now that I think about it from this perspective, you did me a favor.
I would have never ended our relationship, no matter what, and it would have made me miserable in the long run.
Thank you for letting me hate you for leaving because it helped me realize that I don’t have to love you.
I just needed some time away from you to realize that I don’t really need you.
You did the right thing when you didn’t turn back while walking out of my life. You’d see the terrible wreck you left behind, begging you for love.
You left quietly instead and let me heal my wounds in peace. In a way, you helped me make a decision I couldn’t, by deciding instead of me.
You, in a way, saved me when you left. I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if you hadn’t.
What kind of person would I be if I stayed with you a lot longer than I should have? A person who’d hurt us both…
You saved me from all that pain of loving someone who doesn’t care enough to stick around.
We wouldn’t have had a future together, you’d just kill me inside with all that emotional abuse.
I can tell you that you played with my heart, but, in the end, you saved me. If you hadn’t left, I would’ve wasted so much time on you…
You clearly aren’t the person that deserves my time. I would’ve begged you to show me love and be the person I wanted you to be.
Thank you for showing me that you really weren’t the man for me.
You showed me what life without you looks like, and I realized that it’s better.
I learned that I can be fine on my own and that I don’t need a man to be happy.
But when I do find the man for me, he’ll do anything to make me happy because he wants to, not has to.
I finally realized how strong and resilient I can be. If I survived you, I can survive anything.
This is something all those girls who are tired of chasing someone should remember:
You can survive anything.
I learned that what we had wasn’t the love I deserve and that I shouldn’t settle for it.
You showed me that there are things that I simply can’t tolerate in a relationship.
I know now what treatment I deserve and I can finally set some firm boundaries.
The bottom line lesson I learned…? Don’t settle for mediocre love, hold out for a great one.
Thank you for helping me get one step closer to finding that great love by making room for someone new to come into my life.