It seems that we all have that one person: the one who promised us the world, but only ended up tearing ours down, someone who broke us more than anymore has before, a person we thought we could never live without, but now realize that is not the case.
To say you broke my heart would be an understatement. You lite a fire within me and didn't even bother to watch me burn to the ground. You created a life for us, full of empty promises and lies. I never knew what it meant to truly have my heart broken until you.
I've spent the last year wishing that I had never met you. I should have kept walking that first day instead of stopping to talk with you. It took me a long time to move on and be able to appreciate you for everything you taught me.
So, thank you. Thank you for breaking me down so that I could rebuild myself into the person I am today. Thank you for all the pain you caused because it has only made me stronger. Thank you for never loving me because now I have found love in places I never knew possible.
Thank you for suffocating me. Now I can appreciate how it feels to breathe.
From the moment we met, you took my breath away. You had a way with your words and you stole my heart the first time I laid eyes on you.
At first, I thought it was cute how you made it hard to breathe. But you continued to take too much from me, and I started to feel like I was suffocating. The longer I had you in my life, the more I struggled for air.
Once you were gone, I finally was able to catch my breath. I was reminded of how good it feels to be free again.
Thanks to you, I will never allow myself to be controlled as much by another human being. You showed me exactly how I do not want to be treated.
Thank you for taking too much from me. Now I know much I have to give.
The more you took from me, the harder I fought for you. Slowly, I found myself drowning trying to keep you afloat. You taught me that I couldn't save anyone else in this world. Only we can save ourselves.
I never realized how much I was able to give to another until all you did was take from me. Now I know my limits and will not stand to have my boundaries crossed again.
You robbed me of too much, and because of that, I will certainly not allow another to do the same.
Thank you for lying to me. Now I can truly trust people.
Being an honest person, I expected others to be the same. You proved differently. Because of you, I now understand the value of being truthful and the detrimental effects of dishonesty.
Actions speak louder than words. You were all talk and no game. You taught me how to believe actions and not words. You made honesty seem cheap, and now I realize its value.
But mostly, thank you for not loving me back. Now I finally learned how to love myself.
I could feel myself starting to change for you. To become a person you wanted back. Once you left me, I realized I must love myself before another can love me. You pushed me to find the self-love I have always been looking for.
You weren't able to love me as much as I deserved, which forced me to find that love in another place.
You broke me down more than another else has before. Rock bottom was a place I have never felt and have no desire to revisit. I've become strong and independent due to you and your actions.
I will never rely on another for happiness. I realize now that people come and go. At the end of the day, the only thing that is guaranteed is myself.
I now live a life full of happiness and love, and that is all thanks to you.