Now that you are gone, I don’t want anything from you. I am not asking you to come back to me, nor to repent for all the pain you caused me.
I don’t wish for you to suffer or for you to spend the rest of your life thinking of me and what could have been of us.
I don’t wish for you to spend your days looking for me in every other woman you encounter.
I don’t want you to have a miserable life or to be forever haunted by everything you did to me.
I am not going to lie to you—these were all the things I wanted for you to live through in different stages of our break-up. But not anymore.
Now, I really, honestly just want you to be happy, even if that happiness doesn’t include me.
I want you to be genuinely happy and I want you to never regret the choice you made when you walked out of my life.
But the truth is that I want you to think of me from time to time.
But not in a resentful or regretful kind of way. I want you to never forget the amount of love I gave you and to never settle for less.
I want you to always remember the way I took care of you. The way you were always my number one priority. The way I was always putting your needs in front of my own.
I want you to remember the things I was ready to do for you and the sacrifices I had no trouble making for the sake of our relationship.
I hope you’ll never forget that there existed a girl who was ready to move mountains for your sake.
I hope you’ll always remember how I believed in you and how I always tried to see your good sides. How I loved you at your worst and how I always thought you were destined for great things.
I hope you’ll always remember that there existed a girl who made you feel stronger and who always believed that you could accomplish a lot.
That you’ll always remember that you were, that you are and that you’ll always be worthy. Worthy of someone’s respect, appreciation and love.
Don’t get me wrong—you are far from perfect and we both know that. We both know that sometimes you can be stubborn and hot-tempered.
That sometimes you are overly selfish and that there are times when you don’t appreciate someone putting in the effort for you.
But you also have your good sides and your qualities. And I was the one who saw all of them.
So please, remember that.
Remember that there existed a girl who was ready to do whatever it took just to see you happy and a girl who was ready to sacrifice herself for your sake.
Remember this every time you even think of settling for some girl who wants to play with you, for a girl who sends you mixed signals or for a girl who isn’t ready to put you first.
Remember this every time you even think of settling for some girl who is using you as her rebound guy or for a girl who can’t give you her entire self because of the emotional baggage she carries.
Every time you think of settling for a girl who isn’t ready to commit or for a girl who doesn’t want to put any effort into your relationship.
Every time you think of settling for someone who diminishes you or thinks you are not enough.
Every time you meet a girl who tries to play with your feelings or self-esteem. Every time you meet a girl who thinks you are not worthy of her time or emotions.
Remember this whenever you encounter a girl who isn’t willing to give you her entire heart, every time you meet a girl who thinks of you as a safety net or her last resort.
Every time you feel unlovable or unwanted. Every time you feel bad about yourself and when you are feeling pessimistic about your future.
Whenever you meet someone who doesn’t love you enough, just remember that there once existed a girl who loved you more than she loved herself.
And that this is the only type of love you are worthy of. And don’t you ever settle for less.