You forgive them by removing yourself from the situation. The longer you dwell in it, in the heartache, the more it festers.
“Next time you’re filling out your tax returns just write ‘monkey’ where the year goes. See what happens to your funds.”
This state of brokenness isn’t eternal. The scars they left you can fade.
I still wonder how your day goes. I think about all those times when we would wake up next to each other with our bodies intertwined, when not even a ray of light could pass through us because we were so close together. You weren’t a morning person, but your face just lit up when I roused you with a kiss and a cup of coffee.
You constantly have to defend your singledom. The girls will always ask how your dating life is with a concerned look on their faces. They just can’t get over you not wanting a boyfriend, because to them it’s the best thing in the world.
How could anyone say how wonderful you are all the while acknowledging that they don’t want to be with you anymore? It was bullshit to me. Maybe it still is, only now I’m the bullshitter.
You are a strong woman when you realize that in order to give to others, you need to first give to yourself.
I want to thank you for showing me what love isn’t. And in that long process, I found the only love that I will ever need – the love for myself.
Despite the popular opinion that dependence in a relationship is a bad thing, there are studies that have shown the opposite.