When You Have To Let Go, Even Though You Still Love Them

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I love you, and I know I’ll love you for a long time. I know you think I’ll move on and find someone new before you do, but it’s going to take me a while. I can’t picture a life without you as my lover even though I’m living in it. The act of missing someone puts a blindfold over our eyes on all the bad that has happened and makes us remember only the good. I miss you so much and I want you back so badly, but I know that’s not right for either of us.

We fell in love too quickly and it hasn’t been easy. We were willing to try, but that could only get us so far. There are circumstances beyond our control that we have to deal with, problems we can only fix when we’re alone.

Sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do. Sometimes you have to leave while you’re still so stupidly in love. It kills me inside but it would hurt me even more if I had stayed. I know I have to let go so that I can heal and let things get better. This is the worst part, but it has to happen.

I care about you, and I know you care about me too. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that our love was real. Thank you for every little sweet thing you’ve done for me and for teaching me to grow. I’m glad we ended on good terms, and I’m glad you’re still my friend.

When you’re up to it, I hope you start to make things happen for yourself instead of letting them happen to you. You have so much goodness in you and I can’t wait to see you succeed beyond your own beliefs. We may not be together anymore, but you’ll always have my support. I have so much faith in your abilities and I hope you do too.

We both have to work on ourselves if we ever want this to work again. Maybe in time, we’ll be ready for each other once more, and our love story can continue or we can start afresh. Maybe we would find other people before that can happen. I don’t know what the future holds, but we have to have this time apart, not so we can move on, but so that we can move forward.

We are both in charge of our own well-being and it might seem like a scary world out there but we can do it. I know we can. I always knew. TC mark

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