Everything happens for a reason and nothing is a mistake if you learn from it. Keeping that attitude has helped me recover from you leaving me. Thank you for the good memories and what loving you taught me. I am better for it. The best is yet to come.
Watching you walk out of my life
does not make me bitter or cynical about love.
But rather makes me realize that if I wanted
so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful
it will be when the right one comes along.
When you said you no longer loved me, I was devastated. It took years for that shadow to evaporate so I could see clearly again. Now I know I will love again, but never like that. My love for you is the forever type that never completely goes away. B.J.
I held her close for only a short time,
but after she was gone,
I’d see her smile on the face of a perfect stranger
and I knew she would be there with me
all the rest of my days.
Why did I fall for someone who isn’t really for me? Should I blame myself for loving the wrong one? Or should I blame the man I fell for because he made me feel he was the right one? Or should I just chalk it up to a well learned lesson on the road of life? F.W.
You can not appreciate the right one
unless you meet some wrong ones.
Always I’ll remember that since you loved me once, even after twenty-five years there will still be some of that love left. No matter how much you deny it that love will be there. Whatever comes to you now or later my love for you will be part of its foundation. J.B.
At some point,
you have to realize
that some people
can stay in your heart
but not in your life.
For years I anguished over losing you. The emotional self-beating went on and on for what I did wrong. I was the bigger villain, but we are both guilty of letting our love starve to death. Now in love again the mistakes of then give me lessons to live by now. S.S.
And he hated himself
and hated her, too,
for the ruin
they’d made of each other.
Chasing a career is how I explained moving often all over the country for jobs. I thought having a new boyfriend every few months just meant I had not found the right guy. Then I fell completely in love with you. It scared me. So I ran away from you too. J.B.
Moving on is easy.
It’s staying moved
on that’s trickier.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Try not to cry for the person who hurts you. Do your best to smile & say, “Thanks for giving me the chance to find someone better than you”. For a long time I thought I didn’t deserve anything more. It took you breaking my heart to learn differently. E.O.
There is a time
even when there’s
no certain place to go.
Sometimes, you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t. I held out for as long as I could. My love for you has slowly died from lack of attention. All that remains are near lifeless remnants of what once lived in my heart. T.G.
Moving on is simple,
it’s what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
I’m not gonna waste my time giving you a second chance. There’s someone who treats me better looking for a first chance. I’m going to give it to her. I tried to love you enough so you’d love yourself. Now I know that’s impossible; you hate yourself. J.S.
I gave you my heart,
thinking you loved me back,
but I guess you just wanted to
use it for a while then smash it.
My Mother said, “What you put up with, you end up with”. She was right. Time after time I forgave you for hitting me. Then later I’d believe how sorry you were. But it got worse. I’m done with you; absolutely and one hundred percent. D.L.
my wildest dreams come true,
not one of them involving you.