First things first, shed a few tears when he does it. Tell him you won’t beg him to stay (you don’t want to, duh) and he should find someone who deserves him. But secretly, you’re so relieved. This huge weight gets lifted from your shoulders immediately.
And I want you to know with all of my heart, that I will always want you to be happy and live a life of love. Whether that is with me or not, because I know I am too much sometimes. But please, little darling, be happy. I promise I will love you anyway.
I wish that men were fair and beasts were free; that words could deliver equality rather than guard the gates of privilege, and that curiosity could withstand cynicism.
You’ll have to watch someone take your place. You’ll see the person you’ve grown to love, love someone else. You will see them doing the same things together. You will realize that what you two had wasn’t as unique as you had thought.
Proficiency is only one aspect of the corporate world. Politics is a much bigger factor in whether you land that promotion or get that pay raise.