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Even Though It Didn’t Work Out Between Us, I Know What We Had Was Special

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I know we weren’t good for each other. I know we broke up for a reason. However, even though we didn’t last long, I want you to know that I respect what we had.

And this time, I want to say ‘thank you’ for falling for me and being there to catch me when I fell for you. Thank you for all the laughter, all the jokes, all the silliness that we shared. Thank you for letting me be myself around you. Thank you for your love and support and for being there for me.

Thank you for everything. And even though we were wrong for each other, what we had was special. I’m sorry things didn’t work out between us.

I realize now that it doesn’t matter how happy you are with someone, how fulfilled and loved you feel, sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to. Sometimes people are only good for each other for a certain amount of time and then they need to go their separate ways. However, that doesn’t make their love less special.

And even though I knew all this… I still fell apart when things ended. I still felt as if the pain will never leave my body.

My mind was constantly tricking me into overthinking the ‘what ifs.’ I still laid awake at night questioning myself why we were wrong for each other, why we couldn’t get past our differences. Why our love was not enough to keep us together.

Well, back then, I didn’t realize we were missing something essential. Something so crucial for both of us. Because the reality is, love is not enough. When it is the real thing, you won’t just fall in love with that person and that will be it. No. You should also fall in love with yourself. You should fall in love with the person you are when you are with them.

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After all, not all love stories are meant to last a lifetime. And maybe that’s okay. Maybe these relationships are only the stepping stones toward lasting happiness and becoming the person you were always meant to be.

Because sometimes, we have to say ‘goodbye’ to someone we love no matter how much it hurts. Sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to fix the irreparable differences that are between two people. But that doesn’t make their love less worthy and less special.

Today, I want to tell you that even though we didn’t last – you meant the world to me. You changed my life in a beautiful way and thank you for that.

And I hope you are okay and living an amazing life wherever you are.

Mary Wright