A Thank You To Every Guy Who Has Broken My Heart

I would love to preach about heartbreak and the devastation of being hurt by someone you love, but you get that. We all go through it at some point in our lives. Instead, I’m here to tell you that having your heart broken really is a blessing, and thank you for that.

Thank you for showing me what I deserve by never giving it to me. I have learned that self-respect comes from being treated in a respectful way, and not tolerating anything less. Because of you, I will never again stay with a man who doesn’t appreciate what I have to offer, show that he cares about me, and ultimately, make me a better person.

Thank you for proving that I am strong as hell. You thought leaving me with no explanation or replacing me with some other girl would break me? Absolutely not.

Thank you for helping me to realize that I don’t need a man. I am strong enough to be alone, and as it turns out, loneliness is something that I needed. It has given me the opportunity to figure out who I am and what I want. And I have learned how to love myself, even if you didn’t.

With that being said, thank you for reminding me that I have some amazing men in my life. After how I have been treated, I have come up with a new set of standards: Whoever I end up with will have to be as genuine and selfless as my dad, and those are some big shoes to fill.

Thank you for pushing me a little bit further in everything that I do. Someone once told me that the best revenge is massive success, so thank you for making me vengeful. It has led me to put all of my energy into my career, my life, and becoming a better person than you ever thought I could be.

Finally, thank you for setting me free from that crazy spell that you had me under. I am off to bigger and better things, without you.

Sincerely,

The one who got away Thought Catalog Logo Mark

featured image – Courtney

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