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I Miss You, But I Understand Why We Are No Longer A Part Of Each Other’s Lives


I want you to know that I never stopped missing you. I never stopped thinking about the time we spent together.

Perhaps I don’t miss you in the way you’d want me to. Perhaps just by saying those words, I make things more difficult than they really are. But I simply can’t pretend that I no longer care about you.

You were someone who was very important to me. Someone who showed me what true happiness really felt like. Someone who showed me what pure, raw, deep, unconditional love meant. Someone who changed my perspective on life. And someone who shaped me into the person I am today.

Yes, you meant the world to me.

We had a profound connection. We loved each other so intensely and passionately that I’d lie to myself if I say that I don’t miss what we had and the way you made me feel.

However, I know that there’re reasons why we are no longer together. I understand why we are no longer a part of each other’s lives.

I know that we had a great potential to turn our relationship into something amazing and long-lasting, but we didn’t. Instead, we allowed other things to get in our way. We allowed a forest of excuses, empty promises, and doubts to creep into our relationship and separate us. We allowed other dreams, other priorities, and other people to stand between us while we were just standing quietly there, watching our relationship slowly dying and not doing anything to save it.

We failed to protect what we had.

And although things between us didn’t fall apart suddenly in just one day, sometimes it feels like that’s exactly what happened.

Because one moment, you were the one I thought I was going to be with forever. The one that managed to touch my soul in a way no one else ever has. The one with whom I had the most intelligent, stimulating, and inspiring conversations. The one to whom I could talk about my insecurities and fears until late at night. The one who knew all my secrets. The one who made me feel understood and appreciated.

And the next moment, we turned into strangers.

Our breakup left a void in me. A void that I can still feel. A void that still hurts at times.

But life went on. We both moved on with our lives. Yes, life goes on even when you feel like your entire world has crumbled around you.

I’m on a different path in my life now, and to be honest, I am happy. Things are going well for me in life and I truly believe I’ve finally found the right direction in life.  

Yet, I still miss you. It’s funny that when something good happens, I want to call you and tell you about it. Sometimes I feel that you’re the only person that can understand me and it takes a lot of courage not to text you or call you.

And I still wonder how you are and what you’re doing in life. And although it’s hard for me to admit, but I often wish that you’d try to reach out to me.

We can’t change what happened. Regardless of the reason, we didn’t fight to protect what we had. We didn’t fight to save our relationship. Maybe that was for the best. Maybe it would hurt us more if we were still together.

Maybe we were never meant to be together.

Maybe we were never meant to be a part of each other’s lives.

And what matters, in the end, is that I want the best things for you – to find someone who will love you, to have a successful career, to be happy. And I truly believe you want the same for me.

Riley Cooper