Break-ups are hard for everyone. If the movies are to be believed, they often end in screaming matches, followed by days of binge eating ice cream and drowning our sorrows in wine. But at the end of that mourning period, most of us come out of it stronger. We now know a little bit more about ourselves and have a clearer picture of what we want out of life. One man recognized the strength in his wife that came from a previous heartbreak. It’s gorgeous.
To the man who let her go,
Thank you for walking out of her life, for leaving her. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to love her, to do things that would make her happy, to really keep her.
Thank you for hurting her. If not, she wouldn’t have learned something valuable. I will try my best to not cause her pain, for it hurts me to see her cry. I will do all the things you failed to do for her like be there for her when she feels so alone, prioritize her and not make her feel like she is just an option, listen to her stories, rants and complaints no matter how bizarre or cliche they might be. Give her time and affection even when she is not asking for it.
I will take care of the girl you failed to appreciate. I will love the girl you took for granted. I will do anything to keep her and make her stay. I will love her for all that she is, and will support her in anything that she wants to be.
I will be the partner you failed to become for her. I will be the man who will never make the same mistake that you did.
I will never let her go.
His letter is more than a ‘thank you’ to this unnamed ex; it’s a promise to love his wife. He managed to write down something that millions of people can relate to with amazing clarity. I love this letter!