Heartbreak. This feeling that feels like it lasts a lifetime.
The world collapses around you, your shattered heart is splayed across the ground at your feet. You want to collapse into yourself, into the shell of who you were before he left and took his love with him.
Now you're alone, and the only thing left behind is an old box of memories labeled with his name.
You mentally go through it, reliving the moments, feeling filled with rage or overcome by sadness. You hate him for leaving, you wish so badly he'd come back, and this feeling consumes you.
But you can escape it. You can put at end to it once you realize it just isn't worth it. He isn't worth it.
Why should someone who destroyed your world still be a name in it?
He shouldn't. Simple as that.
Some things can't ever and will never be understandable and that's just how it is. But you know what? Some questions are better left unanswered.
It can take years before this realization hits, and it can take hearing it over and over from several different people.
And maybe it takes giving your heart to someone who truly protects and appreciates it before all of this really hits home.
But the only thing that'll set your heart free is letting go of the hold your past has on you. And that isn't just forgiving him or simply trying to forget him. It means completely letting go.
That's right. Forgive, forget, and move on. All you have for sure is the present, so why waste a minute of it thinking about your past? Your past led you to where you are now, but you didn't get here by living in old memories.
At some point, you picked yourself up, pulled yourself together and you moved on. You left him in the past because he's meant to stay there, don't bring so much as a thought of him into your future.
Be grateful for the lessons you've learned and the journeys you've taken.
But ultimately, keep your head held high and your eyes towards the sky.