A Letter On His Behalf—I’m Sorry

This letter comes from a place of hurt to give you a small piece of hope. This letter is from me to you, on behalf of him:

I’m sorry for the goodbye he never gave you, that you so very much deserve.

I’m sorry for the messages you sent, that he left unanswered. I’m sorry for the hole in your heart he left you with, that you have been endlessly trying to fill. I’m sorry for the tears you’ve wept and the late nights you’ve stayed awake in your bed. I’m sorry for how lonely he made you feel and for taking your love for granted. I’m sorry for everyone that is trying to tell you to move on as if it’s that simple – believe me I know how hard you are trying. I know what it feels like to have the future you so dearly cling onto, slip from your loving hands. I know what it feels like to have your faith in love shattered over and over again by him, yet continue to love him anyway.

You deserve the closure your heart has been searching for.

So this letter isn’t for me, or for him. It is for you.

It is to shower you with the respect you have always been worthy of. To remind you that you matter, and you will always continue to matter in this world. Know you are loved darling, you are so loved by the universe and everything inside of it. I may not know you, but from the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry. I know what it feels like to love someone who chooses to walk away. But he walked away from you, love didn’t. Hope didn’t.

And your future didn’t.

So here I am writing to you, from one broken person to another, to say the most important thing he was not man enough to say…

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