I never thought this moment would come ;erde, after what you've done to me, but here I am writing you a thank you letter.
Yes, you read that correctly – I am thankful that you are the crappy friend you were.
Because without you I would never have been what I am today. If you hadn't disrespected me, I would never have learned to respect myself.
If you hadn't loved me so badly, I would never have learned the importance of self-love. Here's what you taught me.
1. That sometimes love is not enough
Before I met you, I was convinced that love is that almighty force that cannot be conquered, but can conquer everything.
I believed that if I loved someone enough, everything could work out between us.
Yet our crappy relationship showed me otherwise.
She showed me that my love is not omnipotent and that it takes much more to have a successful relationship.
You showed me that my love cannot save people and that they do not force anyone able to love me back.
You taught me the importance of compatibility, respect and appreciation that must go hand in hand with love for two people to have happy endings have.
2. That I need to stop giving endless second chances
Another thing I want to thank you for is that you taught me that no matter how hard you try to make people different, people never change.
You taught me to stop making excuses for those who hurt me, to stop lying to myself that things will get better someday, and to always face the truth no matter how painful or hard it is.
You helped me learn that if a man doesn't treat you well from the start, he never will.
That nobody magically becomes the person I need and that I accept that my love can't always make a man the best possible version of himself, much as I would like that to happen.
Most importantly, you taught me that second chances never end are always in vain.
That by continually forgiving the one who keeps hurting me, I am only giving them the green light to continue doing so.
3. That everything happens for a reason
After we finished this for the last time, I wondered what I had done to deserve something so painful.
Why did I have to go through this heartbreak? Why did I have to lose you when I did everything in my power to keep you?
And then it occurred to me – God always has perfect timing and He always has a plan.
I realized that everything happens for a greater purpose and for a greater reason that we don't usually know.
Once I began to think realistically about our relationship and as I began to see you for who you really are, I realized that breaking up with you wasn't a curse – it was actually my greatest blessing.
I realized that getting rid of you in time was actually the best thing that could have happened to me.
4. What I don't want in a relationship
Let's be honest – you never treated me right You were an asshole who took me for granted, an immature mama's boy who was never ready to grow up emotionally, and a selfish jerk who didn't even think about putting our relationship first .
Nonetheless, if it weren't for you, I would never have learned how to tell the signs of a toxic person as soon as you look at them.
I wouldn't have learned what kind of Man I should run away and what kind of man I don't want in my life.
If none of this had happened I would never have understood what I don't want in a relationship and what love isn't.
If it wasn't for you I would never have known what it is that I should never settle for.
5. That I'm stronger than I thought.
Perhaps the most important thing you helped me understand just how intimidating and strong I really am.
How determined and independent I am as a woman and that there is nothing and no one who can take me down.
Your toxicity made it so; seeing me that I am actually stronger than either of us knew.
That I can live without someone I love and that I can do what is right even if my heart is against it , just because it's for my own good.
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