Let Him Go

Let him go not because you don’t love him but because you deserve to be loved back.

Let him go not because you didn’t try but because you deserve someone who tries harder.

Let him go not because you weren’t enough but because he should have never made you feel that way.

Let him go not because you don’t like talking to him but because you deserve someone who starts the conversation.

Let him go not because you want to but because sometimes the people you want most are the ones you are best without.

Let him go not because he didn’t make you happy but because he made you sad so often.

Let him go not because he won’t commit to you but because he’s the one who doesn’t deserve your loyalty.

Let him go not because he’s a bad guy but because he’s not good for you.

Let him go not because he’s not a choice you’d still make but because he should have never made you feel like an option.

Let him go not because you don’t want to know how he’s doing but he should have asked how you were for once.

Let him go not because you don’t think about him but because he stopped thinking about you a long time ago.

Let him go even when it kills you not to answer but you deserve so much more than a text he’s probably ignored when the tables were turned.

Let him go because he didn’t value you enough and you should even want to stay.

Let him go because it’s admirable you see still him at his best but because he doesn’t deserve your kindness.

Let him go because if he cared he wouldn’t let you and he’d still be holding on. But he’s not. You let go and realize it’s only been you all this time.

And you deserve some much more than that. TC mark

Kirsten Corley

Kirsten is the author of But Before You Leave, a book of poetry about the experiences we struggle to put into words.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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