I don't want to change you. I see you. I know you.
Your personality is as unique as a well-curated work of art, and as such, I can appreciate your beauty. However, like a sculpture trimmed to perfection, I can see you're a finished piece. The clay has dried and no amount of meddling I could do would ever change your shape. Your form is set.
That's fine. Better than fine, in fact. There's a certain confidence about you, which I find extremely attractive. You know who you are and you're comfortable in your own skin as I want any partner of mine to be.
The problem is that it's the same for me: I am my own person and no one can change that.
You and I are too old now and have had too many life experiences which have shaped us into the people we are today that we've gone past the point of suggestion to ever expect our personalities to change in even the slightest of ways.
With two people as fully formed as ourselves, the question remains, are our personalities a good match for one another? Do we fit? Is there enough good material here to make us work?
As much as I wish it weren't so, I don't think we could ever truly work, and I'm tired of trying.
I feel so guilty about it, too. If we had just a little more wiggle room, maybe we could make it work. If I were less demanding and you were a little less stubborn, we may have been able to make the other person happy.
As it stands, I am not happy, and I know you aren't, either.
Although nothing went wrong per se, our courtship has come to it's final leg, and I see no other alternative except to end it. For that I am sorry.
I am not one to stay friends with an ex. I know you aren't either. I wish we had met and only ever been friends. We could've worked so much better as such. But we didn't start out that way. Nor will we end that way.
It's time to say our goodbyes.
I hope I'll learn from this experience. Yet it's too hard to tell in the early stages whether two people can make a relationship work. Only until it is too late are we able to see ourselves as an entity in the closing stages of our courtship are we able to realise our lack of potential.
Failure as we are, I still enjoyed my time with you. I hope we can part ways in mutual admiration for our short-lived relationship all the while, I hope you realise just as I do that our ending couldn't have been any different than as it is...
This is our disappointing end to our almost perfect pairing.
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