Thank you for ripping my soul apart in so devastating a manner that I have no choice but to stitch myself back together – properly this time.
Thank you for showing me exactly the type of man who will never deserve a space in my heart again, ever.
Thank you for showing me that I am strong beyond comprehension – something I have never believed about myself.
Thank you for showing me that I am capable of the most incredible and all-encompassing love that a person has to offer.
Thank you for showing me the greatness of the love I have to give and how to keep that so fiercely guarded that I never waste it on another undeserving boy playing at being a man.
Thank you for showing me who you are and teaching me how to listen out for someone who is narcissistic and subversive, in effect teaching me exactly the toxic type of man whom I need to stay away from.
Thank you for teaching me how to not be so selfless that I (almost) forget who I am.
Thank you for teaching me that I cannot pour all of my love into another in an attempt to heal them.
Thank you for replacing me so easily that I had no choice but to excise the cancer that is you, move on and keep moving on, every day, one foot in front of the other.
Thank you for teaching me that my boundless love does not come from me (it comes from a Source so much bigger than me), and that despite pouring all of myself into you, I’ve in fact gained more than you could ever have taken away.
Thank you for teaching me that I am not hateful – not in the least – because even after all this, I don’t hate you.