You gave me the gift of a wake-up call. I decided to be on my own recently, so I chose not to have you anymore in my life.
It was my decision and I feel like I made the right one, for the first time in years.
I get to have valuable time to explore and learn about myself and to enjoy the true beauty of life.
I’ve finally got the time and energy to focus and work on improving myself to achieve the goals I’ve always had.
Somewhere in our relationship, I decided to put aside my needs and emotions because I thought you were the one for me.
I thought you were the guy who’d give me the world. I genuinely had a feeling that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together.
Oh boy, how I fooled myself during our time together.
Don’t get me wrong, you were the perfect person for me, or at least that’s what I thought at the beginning of our relationship.
Time passed and you changed. The love you gave me was little crumbs with which I couldn’t satisfy myself.
I felt this deep anger toward myself because I gave you so many chances to change and you didn’t.
Your hands became colder, your feelings for me became more distant.
Finally, I found the strength to leave you because I couldn’t spend any more of my time or energy on someone who was not worthy of my love.
That’s why I decided it was better to be on my own than with you by my side.
In moments when I think about you, I get so mad, and I have to hold myself back from smashing all the things that you bought me.
I’m trying to erase every single memory that reminds me of you and I know I’m succeeding. Why?
Because I feel free at last.
For the first time in years, I feel like I’m finally free from your shackles.
From those cold hugs and ‘sweet’ words you gave me just so I could stay with you.
You tried to manipulate me and tell me what I should and shouldn’t do. But no more!
I’m finally free to do whatever I please, to go wherever I want to go, and to talk to whomever I like.
You can’t stop me. I don’t need to explain anything to you anymore.
Now you’re just a person who was once present in my life and that’s it. I realized how strong I am and I’m not afraid of facing the world alone.
I’ve surrounded myself with people who care about me, and about my well-being. I feel loved by them, something that you can’t comprehend.
Many times, I cried myself to sleep, but it was because of your manipulation that I thought it was me who made all those mistakes.
You made me feel guilty about things that I didn’t even do.
Now, I don’t need to please anyone but myself.
There is no more, “What’s wrong?” or, “What did I do?”
I’m living life the way I want to. The only person who I need to satisfy is myself and I know what’s good for me.
Many times, I broke my own promises to myself and tried to please your needs. It was exhaustive and excruciating.
I found myself feeling drained of all my energy and there was no one who would fill the inner emptiness I felt back then.
However, I read something on the Internet that woke me up from my misery and that was: ‘You can’t find the love you deserve if you’re giving attention to the wrong person’.
I became aware that you were the wrong one. You took the place of another person who could give me everything that you couldn’t.
This is why I’ll be better on my own than with you by my side.
The amount of time that I spent alone allowed me to figure out what I want in a relationship.
I’m certainly not going to date someone like you again, someone who’s possessive and manipulative and only cares about his ego.
I figured out that as life changes, so do our priorities, desires, and needs.
Being on my own gave me a new perspective of what I should look for in a partner and I get to explore what sorts of qualities I like and dislike.
Most importantly, when I broke free from your shackles of despair and sorrow, I regained my attractiveness.
I regained control over my life and I finally found love for myself. Suddenly, men became attracted to me and I felt desired by others.
I felt something that I hadn’t felt in years. Learning to love myself was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
I found happiness within myself and not in a would-be partner.
I became aware that I settled for a lousy relationship just because I was afraid of being alone.
I sacrificed my happiness for our relationship, which should never happen when you think you’ve met ‘the one’.
I’ve come to terms with who I am as a person.
Sure, it wasn’t easy, but I’ll be better on my own than with you by my side.
I’ve asked a lot of right and wrong questions and sometimes it felt like the odds were stacked against me.
But finding happiness within myself gave me the strength to overcome those obstacles. I had no other choice but to move forward without you.
Now I realize that there are a lot of bad relationships in the world.
It’s not that the people are bad, it’s because they refuse to accept the truth that they aren’t right for each other.
I refuse to accept that. I’m choosing to love myself enough to put my well-being first.